Hello I'm back!
I've decided to do a series of photos depicting Summer in Auckland - we had some of the hottest November temperatures ever recorded and who knows what lies ahead for December and the rest of Summer!
This picture was taken at Piha Beach in November (the same day I took this shot).
There was a surf life saving competition in progress and the colourful flags fluttered brightly in the strong breeze. The life savers do a fantastic job throughout the summer making sure bathers are safe - the wild west coast is renowned for the strong tidal rips that can make for dangerous swimming conditions. Every beach has a reminder to Swim Between the Flags (although these aren't being used for that purpose, I think they were team flags):