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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.

Dorsal fins up

A pod of pseudo-orcas feeding in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.
Pseudo-orca in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

One of the highlights of our trip to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand last January was when we had the opportunity to enjoy a large pod of pseudo-orcas, over 100 by the estimate. They were feeding and we were able to enjoy their company twice, heading out to and heading back from the mouth of the bay.

For Becky of Winchester’s Square Up Challenge.