“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”- Isak Dinesen
Since I was small, water has always fascinated me; and no body of water gets more fascinating than the sea. Much like myself, it can be calm, smooth with barely a ripple but changes dramatically and quickly- a force to be reckoned with.
We visited Muriwai beach late one Sunday afternoon and all I wanted to do was get amongst the waves. Unlike Mission Bay, where the sea is mostly calm and shallow, these waves were huge and I cannot wait to visit again and get amongst it.
At the sunset though, it really is beautiful. The black volcanic sand was still warm from the days sun and so soft to walk on. We made our way out onto the rocks and took in the “blow hole”- called as such because the water is pushed upwards with such force, it looks like a whale.
Hundreds of gannets nested on the clifftop as the sun set on the horizon. It really was spectacular.