Oh, so many to choose from after a weekend away! I forgot to take my SLR in the rush and ‘busyness’ of packing up, so resorted to the ‘pro’ setting on my Samsung camera app which allows me to manual focus and change ISO etc. It is a bit tricky focusing as you basically need to move physically closer or further away from the subject. And steadying a light camera is not easy either. Nevertheless, I am quite pleased with the results.
We spent Easter weekend exploring some of the Whirinaki landscape. A new area for us made easier now that we have a campervan to pull over in and sleep anywhere! The podocarp forest (ngahere) is a stunning place and especially rich with berries and mushrooms now that Autumn is on its way. We were lucky too, with the weather. It is still warm and the sun provided excellent light through the trees.
Here are a few of my shots. Which do you like best?
A stunning autumn day. Clear blue sky and perfect for a trail run that climbed 1000m then descended with some pretty technical stuff in the middle. River crossings, clambering up on all fours up steep slopes and slippy rocks made for a great course at the Cranleigh Kauri Run. Pleased with 3hrs 23mins. The views were amazing!
We woke up to a beautiful morning in Eskdale. Clear blue sky, warm sunshine though just a wee nip in the breeze to remind us that it’s really autumn. It’s a shame that the numpties in the car on the other side of the campsite started their engine and shone their headlights into our tent at some ungodly of the morning and woke us up!
Leisurely breakfast, pack up and the long drive home. Great weekend.
And the rain keeps falling! The temperature fell yesterday though it’s warm with the wet today. I took advantage of a break in the rain to go to get some bread. The sweet chestnuts are falling and bursting. Autumn is on its way.