On Friday my daughter, I and 3 of her friends loaded up the car and headed off to Golden Bay, to stay at a work bach in Collingwood ( a perk of working for the Dept of Conservation). The bach was great - a quintessential kiwi bach. A bach is a basic holiday home, sometimes it is nothing more than a converted shed, though in recent times they have become quite flash. I like the older style and the childhood memories and emotions (holidays of adventure and exploration) that they invoke.
It was great, I took the girls to Waikoropupu Springs, really clear and cold Springs - no swimming is allowed though, because of the danger of introducing unwanted organisms like didymo and also because it is a site of special significance to local Maori. We also went to a gorgeous beach by the name of Wharariki but it was so windy I was brought to mind of The Flight of the Phoenix when the dude gets lost going for a pee in the night and gets sand blasted.
I have been so inspired by the photos on here (except for maybe Sung's bull testicles photo ^_~) that I took my camera to go "photo mad" with. It was great fun - I learnt that aside from perspective, composition, light, colours etc, I need to learn to hold the camera straight - doh. I should probably also learn the settings of my camera - the only one I know at the moment is "auto"
I also took photos of sand/rocks/plants etc because I'm quite tactile and have a thing for texture. I wanted to weave the texture photos into the other photos to creat a 'quilt' of the experience. Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to load it up, no matter I'm not sure I excuted the idea very well anyway. I will upload the other photos into an album so this blog doesn't become unweilding.
Oh before I go - took my daughter and her boyfriend to see Rocky Horror Picture Show last night - I saw the play years ago (wearing leopard print tights - eek) - on the big screen. It was great.
One last thing - thanks for all who commented on the facebook "poke". I discovered after poking Patrick (I couldn't resist) and he poked back (he's such a honey) that if someone pokes you then you are able to see some of their profile.
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