My bus is parked just up above the sand bank...
It's only a short walk across the grass and tussocks
and down a short sandy track to the beach below.
This is my exercise circuit... Along the beach...
5,000 steps there and 5,000 steps back...
When I'm not sick!
I took my camera for photos of what
I have called 'beach art'.
Some made by people who walk along here...
Some by nature... The wind and sea.
'The Fishing Table'
Made from bits and pieces washed up by the tide.
It's very convenient for hooks and bait and filleting.
And it's just below where I am parked.
This is the marker I made... The intention
being to put a few more stones and shells
each time I get there!
There has been lots of pumice along the beach lately.
According to my dictionary 'pumice' is an acid glassy lava so full
of gas-cavities, it floats in water.
According to a recent article in the New Zealand Herald newspaper
it is from an underwater volcano at the Kermadec Islands...
Fascinating... Read about it here.
And this is the way home...
5,000 steps back. It's a long way till I can
see my bus in the distance again.
But what better place to walk.
Even when it's windy or raining it's beautiful.