Lake Mahinapua by Star Light


Would you like to swing on a star, carry moonbeams home in a jar…..

Lake Mahinapua in the star light

oh Frank I love you serenading me on this beautiful star lit night.

Lake Mahinapua with the stars

We have been blessed with some stunning winter days of late – clear sunny skies meaning fabulous star lit skies come evening.

Lake Mahinapua star lit skies

Making the most of the perfect conditions we took a drive south of Hokitika to the beautiful Lake Mahinapua to check out the skies.

Lake Mahinapua by the star lit skies

With snow-capped mountains and surrounded by native bush, Lake Mahinapua was an ideal place to just relax and make the most of night sky.

Lake Mahinapua in the stars

Playing the perfect model (as always I might add!) there was one final photo shoot before it was time to head home for the evening.  Thanks Lake Mahinapua – it was a pleasure swinging on your stars and now I’m taking moonbeams home in a jar – rather that than be a mule…….  See you again soon.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and making the most of this beautiful region they are lucky enough to call home.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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8 Responses to Lake Mahinapua by Star Light

  1. Pat says:

    Ha, ha! I’m glad you were able to catch yourself some moonbeams. That song was a favorite when I was a kid eons ago. Those skies are breathtaking. Stephen is very good at capturing starlight.

  2. Lovely… Also, “catch a a falling star and put it in your pocket.” Curt

  3. Fotohabitate says:

    Did you see the Perseiden? The maximum was in Germany 12.08., but unfortunately it was cloudy. Wonderful shots!

    • Jan says:

      Unfortunately not. Couple of days before it and at the weekend we too had cloudy skies. Typical when there is something special out there eh!

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