Last week, I wrote a post about my day spent on Kapiti Island, a nature preserve and bird sanctuary located just a few miles off the coast of New Zealand's North Island.
After an afternoon full of hiking and birdwatching, I returned to the mainland for a bit of a rest before dinner. I decided to take a walk along the nearly-deserted Paraparaumu Beach, and ended up witnessing one of the most striking sunsets I have ever seen.
Here are some of my favorite photos from that evening:
And to think — people were trying to dissuade me from visiting the Kapiti Coast! I would come back for the sunsets alone.
What do you think? Was this a worthwhile sunset?