Kaitorete Spit, May 2015

 Posted by on May 6, 2015  Add comments
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25k on a shingle track through farmland was worth it. I had no idea what to expect, and consequently badly underestimated the time it would take to get out, not even to the end of the spit, and back.

Looking down the coast, the sea and the land melted into dreamworld, otherworld. Despite the soft colours and gentle touch of the waves against the shore, there was evidence enough that this place is definitely somewhere in between. The sense is of a place precariously balanced between land, sea and sky.

I can see that I’ll be doing this trip a few times.

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  6 Responses to “Kaitorete Spit, May 2015”

  1. Beautiful, Jen 🙂

    • Thank you Vicki – although I’m not sure I wanted to make you homesick. Tony sent me here, and I’m very glad, especially hearing your comments. I felt a very deep connection and have been plotting since that first effort last weekend how I’m going to get out there enough to explore all that I’ve already glimpsed, and all that I have no idea about. Maybe I need 50 years too!

    • Thanks Anne! It is a beautiful place. It will take me a while to even begin to do it justice. I’m sure you’ve all tried!

  2. It doesn’t happen very often Jen, but you’ve brought tears to my eyes and made me feel homesick! I’ve been getting lost (or perhaps it’s ‘found’) at Kaitorete Spit for a bit over 50 years. It’s a very special place to me and to a lot of other people. It can be gentle, but it can also be wild, with huge waves thumping down on the gravel at the shoreline, sending shivers through the land, and anyone standing close by!
    Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful image.

  3. Incredible image again mum!

    Is the tapu land? or is it in any way spiritual? is it a significant site? You should do some digging.

    Its surreal and I remember you telling me about it.

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