A long weekend at Castlepoint

Castlepoint is a beautiful place to visit, but not for pretty gardens or a great night life. This is rugged New Zealand, where the forces of nature have left there marks on the landscape. Between the power of the ocean and the wind, this place can vary from the serene beautiful holiday spot with great beaches for swimming, to howling gales, driving rain and huge sea swells.

With Kelly's birthday coinciding with labour weekend (the first public holiday for five months), we decided along with a few friends to head to Castlepoint for 4 days. Spring in New Zealand is usually a mixed bag where the weather is concerned which is ideal for photography, and Labour weekend was no exception. Over the course of the weekend we had a bit of everything, pounding seas with massive waves, wind, rain, beautiful sunshine, cloudy days and an amazing sunrise.