I visited my sister and brother in law at Castlepoint where they had rented a bach or holiday home. I took fotos of the sunset, and in the morning of the sunrise.
Castlepoint is on the east coast of the North Island, in the Wairarapa. The nearest town is Masterton. Castlepoint has a beautiful beach.
At the end of the beach is a lighthouse on the point of land that projects out into the sea.
The day was very windy but clear. The wind blew out to sea, so there were not any big waves coming in.
The sun was now too low to gild the tops of the hills.
But.. the sun was still high enough to light the clouds on the horizon.
The view next morning..... " red sky in the morning, shepherds warning' which means bad weather to come.
The wind has brought many dramatic clouds. The sun behind the horizon lights them with red.
This is a most impressive morning.
The light catches a cloud just above me.
Behind me, above the village, another cloud lights up.
The sky has become a little lighter, but the red lingers on these clouds in the East.
A few minutes later the sky has lost its colour. A fishing boat is getting ready to sail.
The men are readying the boat for fishing.
The trailer driver sits in the cabin at the front. He won't sail with the boat. He drives the trailer back to shore.
The trailer is about to enter the water. The water is tough on anything made of iron.
The trailer returns as the boat heads for the crayfish pots.
The last tinges of pink are fading as the trailer returns to park.
The sky has lost its colour, and the rocks are emerging from the shadow.
Perhaps the smallest hint of colour near the horizon. The sun has almost risen.
It is daylight. The castle rock is defying the wind, which although brisk, is less then half of last nights gale.
Behind, to the east, the rising sun reveals its presence with bright yellow. It is day.
Cheers, Chris the Pipemaker.