In a few days it will be midwinter, and then the days will start growing longer and, before we know it, spring will be here! Yaay! But when winter looks this inviting we should just be grateful. Taken this afternoon with my wife’s Fuji X10 on our walk along Long Bay beach, with the Coromandel Peninsula in the distance. One of those amazing Auckland days when everything seems a hundred shades of blue, and the water is cold enough to turn you blue. A perfect day to kayak, too, and very obliging of them to choose bright yellow.