The theme of this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Transient.

Another word that I wasn’t sure what the meaning was, but it’s good to learn these things. Transient is something that lasts for a short time, a brief, short-lived experience, or something that just passes by.

For my interpretation of the theme, I wanted to talk about a beach. Rarangi Beach.

For those who don’t know this is a small beach that can be reached from Blenheim. My regular readers may know that I frequently visited Blenheim when I was younger as part of our summer and Christmas holidays. Every two years we would come down for a week. One of our favourite activities was visiting Rarangi Beach. In later years, we began documenting our travels.

Every two years we returned, we remarked on how the place looked the same, but we ourselves were growing, and changing as a person.

Every time we return, I wonder what stories places like these can tell. So many people, animals, sticks, driftwood and seaweed pass through, from back to the time the beach itself was created.

Even footsteps on the beach don’t last. They fade as the waves wash over them, even while we watch. Not to get too morbid, but we ourselves are transient, we’re only here for a short time compared to the environment around us. I didn’t mean to end this on a somewhat dark note, so let’s end it here. Cherish these little moments, where you’re with your family, on a holiday, or just playing on a beach.


25 thoughts on “Transient

  1. Awwww this is such a lovely post!! You took some really nice photos whilst you were on holiday at Rarangi Beach. And you are so right we should all cherish those little moments when you are with your family on holiday 😊 xx

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  2. Another lovely, sentimental post Angela!
    I am slowly building up a bucket list for my future trip to New Zealand. This beach looks beautiful. And your photos are lovely!

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  3. I think writing about the beach for this post was just perfect. You’re right the beach is constantly changing; whether its the waves, the animals, and people everything. And nothing morbid about people changing its totally just apart of life youre just speaking the truth as you should! Great topic!!

    xo, JJ

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  4. Hello Angela. What lovely photos. They bring back memories of my childhood. I grew up at the seaside, and we used to visit all the bays along the coast; playing on the sand, fishing in rock pools and collecting stones and shells.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    – Carly

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