Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 7, 2010

Muriwai: Windswept

Filed under: Muriwai,Sky — paul @ 6:56 am
Muriwai: Windswept

Muriwai: Windswept

Muriwai lies on Auckland’s West Coast, buffeted by the prevailing westerly winds, pounded by the Tasman Sea, and the dunescape is ever-changing. Over several decades, the dunes have receded by up to a meter per year. The picture above was taken not far to the north of the entrance to the beach, and the ti trees tell the story: shaped by the wind, all but uprooted by the waves, just hanging in there.


  1. This is beautiful !!!!
    The shape of the trees are brilliant

    Comment by Everyday Melbourne — October 7, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

  2. This is a wonderful photograph. I am always fascinated by windswept shapes … in my case usually in the more exposed heaths in the mountains rather than by the sea. Mmm maybe that is where I will go this weekend for my next blog trip.

    Comment by joan — October 7, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

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