Gotta love how resilient trees are
Around the tip of that piece of land, is way more land to walk before getting to the colony
Interesting look at how wood can be squeezed between rock and turn into a kind of charcoal
Close-up of rock formations
Dean walking along the shore
Shani taking a dip in the ocean
It's still so far away!
A guardian overlooking the bay
Striations in the rock
Love this picture! A lot of the "stone" is actually clay. As we walked along the shore, some of the rocks we stepped on were moist and the color was coming off. Clay! The most beautiful colors too...greens and blues...
The rippled effect
The only bird I did get to see, though it's not a gannet
Alas, the tide came up fast and strong and we were yet again forced to turn back. It seems that I was not meant to see the gannets. Two strikes and I had no more time. So we left. The walk was beautiful though, and the day bright and hot. That was something!
Below a little video of the bay. To clarify, from right to left: Mahia Peninsula, Wairoa, and Napier.