Forgive me bloggers, for I have sinned.
I admit I have been guilty in the past of promoting New Zealand.
I've taken lovely photos in lovely places, and left undone subjects that might have given a more realistic view of my country.
But I was overcome with a wave of honesty last time I was in the car. I resolved to do something about this omission. Unlike A & C, I will not intentionally take the 'alternate' New Zealand, ie, only the grotty, grubby and messy bits, but I will try and take more images showing the real New Zealand, not just a pretty version.*
So, while I was on my fleeting visit to Ohope Beach the other day, I snapped a few images. Rather than carefully select and compose them, I just pointed almost randomly through the window of the car, and clicked.
Here are the first five.
It looked like this little puppy's first trip to the beach. The man tried him on the ground but he just stood there, nervously quaking. So he had to be picked up again and carried.
* Not least, so that YP and Shirley won't be horrified when their trip to NZ turns out to sometimes be grotty, grubby and messy.