The next day (32), when I set out in the morning I got to the beach with some awesome light around but my camera's photocard decided to misbehave. It seemed like everything was against me. Later, flitting through posts on Instagram, I came across the following quote from the awesome Ram Dass: 'It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.' So that was a good reminder. These obstacles are annoying but the main thing was that I did my mindfulness walk each day. And I did.
Day 35 and I was in Moeraki on a weekend away. I had hoped to photograph the famous boulders and perhaps get a shot of the milky way – but a thick blanket of cloud put all ideas of that to bed. Here is a shot of Moeraki harbour, under that thick mantle of grey cloud. I did my mindful walk along the coast, listening to all the different sounds, including the sound of the ocean, birdsong, buzzing of bees and the distant noise of someone hammering on wood.