There is always something of interest to be observed overlooking the beginnings of the Waikato River from our living area.
The water coming into the river from Lake Taupo is managed, not far away, by a control gate.
In these photos, firstly of a lone fisherman and then of some prospective swimmers, the water is low but when the water is released the beach and the rocks where the fisherman is standing, disappear under the water.
The colour of the water in the image with the swimmers is more true to type. Most of the time it is more aqua in colour than rich blue.
In addition to would be fisherman and swimmers there is the constant flow of kayakers as well as people stopping off for a picnic or, sometimes, a bit of freedom camping.
We are in the middle of the Christmas/New Year holiday season and this spot is a frequent stop off point for visitors.