When many people think about Christmas time, they don’t imagine brilliant sunshine and summer. But that’s exactly what you can get in Aotearoa New Zealand at that time. I took this picture on 27 December 2017 near Flat Point in the Wairarapa, north east of Wellington. Looking at the picture, it was a splendid day: sunshine, breathtaking clouds and warm weather. What you don’t see is the incredible wind that made me hold onto the steering wheel of the car really hard so as not to be drifting off the road.

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