23 Oct Karekare Beach

Source: Charlene Winfred

…is where Oscar winning The Piano was filmed. When Sherry and Jeff brought me there in 2012, it was a gusty grey day. It is how I remember Karekare beach. And it was grey again when I returned on this trip. Fog roiling on the peaks of the mountains that guard the continent from the treacheries of the ocean. A persistent drizzle falling, heavy skies and a wind that curled its way around my bones into my heart… while the locals were in shorts.

It feels at this point, like I could shoot nothing but Karekare beach for another few years. Didn’t think an inner landscape shooter existed in this city slicker, but I guess it always has, refusing to be dampened despite my best efforts over many decades!

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