Sand storm

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She’s pretty gnarly!
July 9, 2014
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Just another day
July 13, 2014

Sand storm

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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.

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WET FEET 🙁

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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.

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Steep bank

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Old quarry

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More beach!!

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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!

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Beautiful dunes

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Epic!

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!

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About to jump on in

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Safe on the land again

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