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Sunrise, Sunset, Ohope Bach, North Island, New Zealand

Ohope Beach lies on the Bay of Plenty, a long crescent shaped bay four hours east of Auckland.  It recently was rated as the top beach in New Zealand.  The beach here runs for miles, offering great waves for surfing and boogie boarding.  Excellent fishing is found both in the ocean and Ohope Harbor, or Ohiwa as it is also called.  Morning and evening light is never the same, never boring, sometimes subtle, sometimes shocking, but always alluring and enduring.

Ohiwa, Ohope_harbour

lilies and Ohope sunrise

Norfolk pine, Bay of Plenty

Ohope Harbor, Ohiwa

Bay of Plenty, Ohope Beach

Ohope Beach

Ohope Harbor, Ohiwa

West End Ohope

West End Ohope

West End Ohope


Water, fish, and sun

Last year, Matt and Teresa gave me a guided fly fishing trip for Christmas.  I had to take a rain check because of last April’s weather.  This year, however, the weather was excellent, so we went off last Friday.  Dave, the guide, took me in one canoe, and Matt and Sebastian went in the other. I mainly fly fished, but also did some spinning as well.  I caught a nice sized brown trout on a lure, and some hard fighting rainbow on a fly.  Matt and Sebastian were also successful. I may have to give up the late afternoon light and get back into fly fishing when I return.  The conclusion of the trip was also delicious.  Dave smoked the trout for us.  They are excellent eating! 

As always, the sunrises here have been spectacular. Meg and I enjoy getting up early, taking the short walk to the beach, and doing our morning devotional and Bible readings sitting against a piece of driftwood as the sky lightens and the sun rises and the waves play their music.