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.


  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

    1. Thanks Amelia! It’s such a beautiful place! I can’t wait to go back πŸ™‚

      1. It’s okay and awww when do you plan on going back 😊 xx

        1. Not sure yet, we haven’t gone back in a few years, and I really miss it! Hopefully we can organise a trip sometime soon πŸ˜‚

          1. Awwww yeah I’m sure you do and yeah that’d be great 😊 xx

  2. The pictures are so beautiful!! Loved this post, x

  3. Awww Angela this is so true, we should cherish all these little moments, all moments, really. Rarangi Beach looks so beautiful πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Margaret πŸ™‚
      It really is such a beautiful and peaceful place

      1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚ It looks like it. I know you haven’t been in a few years but praying you will get back there in the near future πŸ™‚

  4. 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!

    1. Ah yay! This is definitely a hidden away gem. Each time we’ve been there, its never too packed, and we always go in summer! πŸ˜€

  5. It is not at all morbid to reflect upon our transience, Angela. I like the philosophical touch as you take us into that gorgeous cove and beach xx

    1. Thank you πŸ˜ƒ
      I’m glad you liked my little philosophical ramble. It was fun πŸ™‚

  6. I love thinking about what kinds of stories things or places can tell. And you’re so right; with regards to the beach, for instance, we ourselves are just footprints in the sand.

    1. Thanks Becca! It is something I often find myself reflecting on πŸ€”

  7. Beautifully written Angela! The beach looks amazing. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Pamela πŸ˜ƒ

  8. Your post put a smile on my face… thank you πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome! Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

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  10. 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

    1. Thank so much Jenny! πŸ˜€

  11. 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 πŸ™‚
    – Carly

    1. Hi Carly πŸ™‚
      I’m glad this post brought back all those great memories for you! Thanks for reading πŸ˜€

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