Tag Archives: coasts

Sunset on the Mornington Peninsula

Note to self, spend more time on the Mornington Peninsula! I rented a beach house near Rye (about an hour from Melbourne) for three days and it was amazing! The coastline is beautiful down here and perfect for photography. A storm rolled in on the final afternoon and really brought the sky to life with intense lightning in one direction and a gorgeous sunset in the other. I found this cool little cave and did a little bit of exploring, slowly backing out of the cave as I remembered about all the dangerous animals here in Australia… Haha easy to forget when you’re from NZ, there’s nothing dangerous back home!

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Cycling to Monaco in Nelson

Being a nice sunny day, my dad and I thought it was perfect for cycling out to Monaco (the Nelson version that is, not the fancy pants one in Europe), a great spot for water sports where we used to take the family dinghy for a spin (those were the days!). The cycle paths in Nelson have improved since I was a kid so it’s fairly easy to make your way to Monaco from Tahunanui, Stoke or Richmond. We cruised around, relived the memories and took a few photos in the process, how pleasant.

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Posted in Nelson, New Zealand

Rocks Road and the Cliffs

Rocks Road is an iconic part of Nelson where you get a great view of the Boulder Bank, Haulashore Island, Arrow Rock and Tahunanui Beach. To get more of a bird’s eye view you can go up above the cliffs as far as the Princes Drive lookout where a beautiful panoramic view awaits. It’s funny how I never appreciated how beautiful Nelson is until I got older, well not laugh out loud funny but you get the idea. It was another gorgeous evening and I’m happy with how these pics came out, especially the tree with Arrow Rock in the background, it doesn’t get much more “Nelson” than that.

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Bus Ride from Dubrovnik to Split

While a lot of people sail around Croatia, my stupidly ridiculous schedule means I don’t have time to lounge about. Instead I’m on the bus, and while no doubt inferior to sailing, there are still quite a few nice landscapes to enjoy. I managed to get this relatively clear shot during the bus ride from Dubrovnik to Split which shows off some of the gorgeous coastline.

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Posted in Croatia

Positano on the Amalfi Coast

I took a bus along the Amalfi Coast to see what all the fuss was about and boy what a day! The bus ride alone was epic, snaking along those narrow coastal roads with each corner offering a unique opportunity for carnage. It was a bit of a whirlwind trip but I think I enjoyed Positano the most, there were beautiful views everywhere but this romantic town seemed to have a little something something extra.

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Posted in Campania, Italy

Walking the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a gorgeous stretch of coastline on the Italian Riviera punctuated by the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. Assuming good weather and track conditions, you can walk between the villages (a track known as Sentiero Azzurro or ‘Light Blue Trail’) and enjoy the beautiful views on offer. The section between Corniglia and Manarola is known as the Dell’Amore or ‘Lovers Walk’ by the way if you wanna impress your lady (and I know you do). Shout out to the ice cream store in Monterosso for their amazing gelato.

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The Best of Kauai

I’ve spent 5 of the most enjoyable days of my life here on Kauai and I don’t really want it to end, but it is, in fact my entire Hawaiian journey is coming to a close. I feel like I’ve done a bit of everything on Kauai and hopefully my photos reflect that. It’s my favorite Hawaiian island because it has so much going for it but it’s not as commercialized as the other islands can be. If I come back some day I’d like to do a helicopter trip over the island, it looked spectacular from the air when we came in by plane so no doubt it would be worth it. I loved walking under giant palm trees, snorkeling in crystal clear waters and boogie boarding at Hanalei Bay but I think my favorite area was the Na Pali coast where I had the time of my life exploring the Kalalau trail, just an amazing experience.

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Na Pali Coast Panoramas

It’s impossible to capture the incredible Na Pali Coast in a single photograph and it’s probably not going to be any easier with a panorama, but here’s to trying! These are two of my favorite panoramas from the boat trip I took around the Na Pali coast.

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The Incredible Na Pali Coast

The Na Pali coast of Kauai is incredible, it’s hard to describe just how spectacular it is without actually seeing it in person and while I took a whole bunch of photos, the sun was playing havoc and the photos really don’t do it justice. It was an amazing day to be out on the boat, exploring the coastline, cruising with playful dolphins, snorkeling, whale watching and just having a great time. By the time we got to “Pirate’s Double Door Cave”, I was 100% sure we were on another planet. Apparently they filmed parts of the original Jurassic park movie on the Na Pali Coast, which doesn’t surprise me at all, I half expected to see a T-Rex appear above one of the cliffs and let out a huge roar.

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