Canon 7D and Canon 17-40L lens, f11 @ 29mm, 1/160 sec, ISO 100.
Cape Reinga is the northern most tip of the north island of New Zealand. The maori word Reinga, means “the underworld”, Another maori name is Te Kerenga Wairua, meaning the leaping off place of spirits. Both refer to the Maori belief that the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead enter the underworld. Cape Reinga is generally considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
From the lighthouse (which is just behind me as I took this photo) its possible to watch the tidal race as the two seas clash to create swirly and unsettled waters just off the coast.
The lighthouse is 165 meters above sea level and the light can be seen for 19 nautical miles (35 klms). I will post the lighthouse photo at a later stage.
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