Friday, February 26, 2010

State Highway 1--Kapiti Coast (January 21, 2010)

As we drove down SH1 towards Porirua and Wellington, I saw that further up ahead on the highway the cars were shrouded in what appeared to be smoke, perhaps from a house fire. Once we reached that part of the road, I realised that in fact we were driving through the salty cloud created as the strong west coast sea pushed against the rocks that met the water by the highway. The effect was fairly dramatic even where the road wasn't built right alongside the water (as you can see in this picture).

Light was also low since it was late in the day, near sunset; travelling down the west coast we caught some of the last light in this sea-mist.

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