I shot this photo a month ago whilst on holiday at Mangawhai Heads,an hour and a half north of Auckland.

Sun, sand, surf, salt air.


The gentleman in the folding seat is lazing in the sun, tools of play – plastic buckets, a tiny inflatable boat -spread around on the sand.

A (hopefully!)temporary Covid-19 lockdown has non-essential travel out of town suspended, so I could not go to this beach, even if I wanted to, right now.

Which got me thinking -is lazing non-essential? It is probably the opposite in fact. We all need to unwind from time to time, right?