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Up on the sand dunes

A line of people carrying boogie boards up a sand dune at Te Paki Stream at the north end of the north island in New Zealand.
Up the hill…then down!

A year ago I was in New Zealand. It feels like longer! I’ve been reliving that through photos. Te Paki Stream is way up north on the North Island. Boogie boarding on the dunes is a popular. I skipped boogie boarding so I could walk around and look more closely at the scenery .

They use these special 4 wheel drive tour buses on the north island for groups visiting the dunes and driving along 90 mile beach.
One of the specialized tour buses driving along the stream toward the dunes.
Te Paki stream and sand dunes.

Since I posted a few square today I’m going to declare myself caught up.

For Becky of Winchester’s Square Up Challenge.

Te Paki Stream & dunes

Our tour bus driving along Te Paki Stream in the northernmost part of the north island in New Zealand.
Te Paki Stream is the road.

Te Paki Stream is the entrance to New Zealand’s “90 mile beach” highway, in the far north. Because of unusual weather patterns the stream has silted up to where it doesn’t work for that any more. But the tour buses still come in so the daring can ride boogie boards down the sand dunes.

Going up to ride down.

I took a pass on the thrill, but enjoyed watching others.

For Alive and Trekking’s Which Way Photo Challenge