When you stroll the beach of Ship Creek on the South Island of New Zealand you will find many large pieces of driftwood that have come to reside along the shore. Some pieces of driftwood are small, while other are massive but each one is unique in its shape and its story of how it reached the beach along Ship Creek.
Ship Creek is a short distance off the highway but it seems so desolate, yet so amazingly beautiful. As you walk along the beach, it is possible that you may run into another human but chances are a seal or sea lion will be resting on the shoreline.
A small sized river forms on the beach on one side of Ship Creek and ocean waves crash against the New Zealand coastline on the other. Ship Creek was named in 1871 after a foreign piece of a ship washed up at the mouth of the creek with more to follow years later.
If you are looking for a quiet place to spend an afternoon, have a picnic lunch, relax by a large piece of driftwood and enjoy the stunning scenery, then Ship Creek on the South Island of New Zealand should be your destination. After a peaceful day, as you wander back to the carpark, you will realize how at ease you feel after only listening to the sounds of nature and the wildlife of Ship Creek, New Zealand.
Driftwood scattered on the beach at Ship Creek along Highway 6, the Glacier Highway, Westland, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 28mm.
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