Last weekend I took a road trip out to Whatipu, at the very southern point of the Waitakeres with regular shooting buddy Sven (www.bokeh-monster.com), with no particular goal in mind other that to see what there was to photograph and hopefully get some nice light later in the afternoon. It is a bit of a long drive from the North Shore, and a rather hot day, but we eventually made it out there with some limited energy left to walk around and explore the quite wide open spaces out there. We started out at the campground end towards Paratutae island, but without much photographic luck in the bright sun. It was a longer walk than it first looked to the other end of the bay by Ninepin Rock, but the sun was getting lower by this time, and we had a lot more fun exploring the low sand dunes and scrubland next to the beach.
While we didn't discover any amazing new locations or photos, it was quite an interesting looking beach (although hardly any of my photos show the beach landscape itself!) and a good change from our usual beach visits to Muriwai. Looking at the map, it turns out we only explored the very Southern bay of the beach, which stretches all the way North up to Karekare, so there could well be some more trips out here and more to see. Although I did bring two shoefuls of sand back home last time, which I'm still enjoying.. next time I won't be wearing my street shoes!