Thursday, 7 June 2018

Okarito, West Coast New Zealand


and than there is NZ My husband who had stayed behind when I went to the netherlands wanted to go out as well. We went with friends for a weekend to Okarito a coastal settlement of 30 people on the West Coast of the South Island. It has a stunning views on the mountains and a beautiful lagoon, home to lots of birds.


Sunset on the first evening, Lucky


The reflection of the mountains in the water was magical


Many people went for a walk on the beach on this mystical night


Our friend filming the powerful waves


A constant play of crashing waves


The lagoon The men went fishing from the old hut


Remains of old times make for a good picture


The trig walk was a steep track to the top but this view was worth it

The pointy peak on the right of this mountain range is Mount Cook

18 comments:

  1. You certainly capture the beauty of Okarito Marja. How lucky you are to live in such a spectacular country like New Zealand.
    Big hugs
    Peggy xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks dear Peggy I feel blessed also because we have been lucky with the weather most times on the West coast where it rains most of the time.

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  2. Great to see you posting again! This here in the U.S. still dangerously unsettled.

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  3. So very very beautiful to walk at the beach with on one side the sea and the other side the mountains. I remembered this as one of the highlights when we visited New Zealand.

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    1. Great you have experienced it as well Janneke

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  4. WOW, what a stunning location, I love those mountain reflections Marja, and the sunset, just so beautiful.. What a wonderful place. It holds it own magic I think.. Sending love and warm thoughts your way Marja..
    Take care.. Sue xx <3

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    1. The West coast is a truly magical place It has a big place in my heart

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  5. Gosh Marja - what wonderful views ... while Okarito - looks to be an amazing place to visit and find peace in. Lovely - so glad you all went out once you were home .. cheers Hilary

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  6. ein schöner Beitrag, nun ist es manchen schon wieder zu kalt, was wollen wir denn nun, Klaus

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    1. Es gibt kein schlechtes wetter nur slechte kleidung :)

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  7. The above views from west coast of Okarito leave one speechless. Nature is beautiful everywhere, but there are places such as this one where it is closer to God, to Heaven, to Paradise.

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    1. I feel the same It felt like paradise but we were very lucky as you get often rain over there

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  8. Nice, restful scenes. The first, so rosy, is my favourite!

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  9. Such delightful light and colour in your photos, Marja!
    Thanks for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

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  10. I've always wanted to go there. Your photos are like a series of poems, thank you.

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