My first step was into a river that flowed through Pakiri.
that was the pits, wet boots first thing in the morning.
I imagined that today was going to be quite boring as i walked up the beach. the wind was still blowing predominantly from the east and the thick white foam that the sea had created was blowing up into the dunes! I made my way up the beach until I reached Te Arai point.
I followed a bridle trail over the hill and then droped down a steep bank and through an old quarry that the ocean was flowing in and out of.
Directly on the opposite side of the point was nothing other than more beach I set out on my way once again walking down the lonesome sandy beach. To spice things up that I decided to walk at the back of the Dunes, I followed some horse tracks along until suddenly I found myself standing on a golf course. I didn’t Want to piss anyone off so I walked around the outside through some tall scrub.
Just when I thought it wasn’t going to get exciting I burst through the scrub and their stood a big sand dune… The wind had created a sand storm as I made my way up to the top the wind got stronger at the top I couldn’t stand properly! The sand was like little needles I slowly moved along the top trying to cover my face from the dust and sand eventually I gave up and ran/jumped/flipped down the steep face of the dune!
I walked through the dunes until I reached Mangawhai harbour I could see Mangawhai Heads across water.
I began inflating my raft, fighting with the wind to keep my raft on the ground! I fearfully slid down into the water and immediately being blowing directly across onto a grassy bank! All safe and sound tucked up in yet another amazing kiwi home!! LIFE IS GOOD!