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

November 1, 2011

Fencing in or Fencing out?

Filed under: Piha,Theme Day — paul @ 6:55 am
Sand Dune, South Piha

Sand Dune, South Piha

The City Daily Photo theme for November is “Fences”. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

The purpose of this rope fence at South Piha Beach is to keep people off the fragile dunes. But then, don’t encourage the dunes too much, or the parking lot (where I am standing) will become a sandpit …

Behind the dune is South Piha Beach, and a fierce wind is blowing in, coming straight from Australia. It carries fine sand over the crest of the dune which settles like sifted flour on the leeward side, to the delight of the sparrows.

Sand Dune, South Piha

Sand Dune, South Piha


  1. An exercise in futility, methinks. Love the wee sparrow …

    Comment by Julie — November 1, 2011 @ 8:43 am

  2. I imagine this fence comes and goes and it’s probably difficult to know where it will show up.

    Comment by Kim — November 1, 2011 @ 10:15 am

  3. Beautiful photographs and great choice Paul!

    Comment by Lachezar — November 1, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

  4. A fence in hiding. Quirky choice … well done.

    Comment by joan — November 1, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  5. The sand must blow around a lot there!

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — November 2, 2011 @ 12:15 am

  6. Oh, this is fantastic. My favorite so far!

    Comment by Petrea Burchard — November 2, 2011 @ 8:16 am

  7. Now this is a fence that needs a fence!

    Comment by RamblingRound — November 2, 2011 @ 8:18 am

  8. What absolutely fabulous photos. I love these shots – really feel as if I’m there in the dunes, wind blowing. Fantastic!

    Comment by Jilly — November 2, 2011 @ 8:31 am

  9. It looks like our dunes of the Camargue !

    Comment by Michel │ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ Benoit — November 2, 2011 @ 8:37 am

  10. Amazing beautiful photos. I like very much how you show the theme. And great blog, great!

    Comment by Irina — November 3, 2011 @ 8:59 am

  11. You have posted two splendid photos of the dunes! I can feel the windswept atmosphere and can SMELL it!

    Comment by Kate — November 3, 2011 @ 10:50 am

  12. Very nice take on the theme. I especially like the one with the sparrows and the barely there post of the fence.

    Comment by Oakland Daily Photo — November 4, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

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