A walk along the Mount Maunganui trails is always beautiful, but when the swell is huge from a tropical cyclone, and the sun is on it's way to settle for the night, this kind of magic happens. On my walk this late afternoon the sea mist and native pohutukawa trees lit up when the sun peeped through this opening. It reminded me of Fanghorn forest and really felt like I was in Middle Earth. Well.. I was .. Mount Maunganui is a coastal town in New Zealand and is full of places to experience moments like these. I am looking forward to walking here again after the next cyclone comes around .
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