Climbed the Mount one winters evening and was presented with this amazing sight of a low lying mist bank covering Matakana Island . This was created by a strong easterly swell dumping on the island beach and combined with no breeze created this effect . The harbour itself was a mill-pond , like a mirror .

The mist effect extended down the island to such a extent that it seemed to disappear in the distance .

On the flickr photo sharing site this image generated a lot of interest from around the world … over 4000 views to date and counting .

mist over matakana island