Happy New year to everyone. I hope you and your loved ones will enjoy a healthy and satisfying 2011.
I wasn't going to put up any more best shots of 2010 (see Carmi's Thematic Photographic here), but whilst sorting folders I found these ones, and couldn't resist.
These were taken on the same road trip as the previous group, but this beach is on the Tasman Coast of New Zealand (not the Pacific east coast), and it's further north, at a little settlement called Ahipara.
They were taken on July 8, so our mid-winter. It was bitterly cold and there were occasional showers scudding across from the west. But these kids were making the most of their school holidays, and were determined to enjoy the beach.