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

August 1, 2011

West Coast

Filed under: Clouds,Karekare,Piha,Theme Day — paul @ 7:09 am
Looking South on the Mercer Bay Loop Track

Looking South on the Mercer Bay Loop Track

The City Daily Photo community‘s theme for August is “postcard-worthy”. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

The Mercer Bay Loop Track has featured here before. It must be one of the most awe inspiring walks in the Waitakere Ranges, especially on a fine day like this, with or without massive clouds. I don’t know if this would sell as a postcard, but I would be happy to post it (can one still send postcards?), as it encapsulates much of what I enjoy about our West Coast in Auckland.


  1. I am not sure that I am any longer up to the walk/climb Paul, but I would love to simply sit and enjoy. Those clouds appear to be almost within reach. Is that cloud-shadow that I see in the distance. Earth meeting sky is a most powerful image.

    Comment by Julie — August 1, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  2. Indeed postcard like. For sure a high goal for a theme day. This is so beautiful. That MUST be a great hike.
    Yesterday I got a postcard from Austria (to Germany). Every time my parents are going on holiday they send me one.

    Comment by Carola — August 1, 2011 @ 8:28 am

  3. It is a magnificent view, esp. the curve of the beach which is outlined by the whitecaps.

    Comment by Kate — August 1, 2011 @ 8:43 am

  4. This postcard would intice me to make a visit to your beautiful country – well chosen.

    Comment by dianne — August 1, 2011 @ 9:54 am

  5. A perfect postcard indeed – just spectacular !

    Comment by Nathalie (Avignon-in-Photos) — August 1, 2011 @ 11:05 am

  6. Stunning Paul, absolutely beautiful!
    I haven’t done this trail. I’ll make sure I do it as soon as possible.

    Comment by Lachezar — August 1, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

  7. i love rugged beaches like this one…so pretty!!

    Comment by Tanya — August 2, 2011 @ 2:11 am

  8. Now I want to be a bird. Bravo!

    Comment by Irina — August 2, 2011 @ 9:31 am

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