The last day of autumn delivered a combination of reasonable weather and a little spare time so we decided to explore a potential camping site for the spring.

A combination of great light, colours and lack of people, left us impressed. I will let the pictures do the talking:

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Well not quite the beach, a coffee stop along the way
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Matai Bay
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Looking out towards the entrance to the Bay

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An impressive pile of boulders at the eastern end

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Evidence of pipi beds nearby

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Just Ruth’s footprints in the sand
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A closer inspection of the sand reveals an array of small shells and pieces of shell
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A short stroll over the peninsular revealed Karikari Beach – brilliant white sand and blue water made a great contrast

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Taking the photo and the result

2 comments

  1. We’ve been thinking about the best beaches we’ve been to on our travels and the ones in NZ rank in our top 10. It’s nice to wake up to your batch of beautiful photos and imagine we’re there.

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