Sometimes I forget what a beautiful place I live in with gorgeous empty beaches in the neighbourhood.
Stretches of the ocean to wander along.Yellow-eyed penguins close by. This was the moulting period in February this year when they do a lot of standing around.
This summer there was dredging happening on Oamaru sea front in preparation for repairing the sea defences and several old train engines were pulled out of the sea. The original protection from the advancing sea many years ago. These were given to the local steam engine preservation society. Now there are just a pile of rocks all along this stretch of wall and the view of the sea is completely obliterated.