We went to Waipatiki Beach last weekend & stayed in a little cabin in the campsite there. It’s only an hour or so’s drive from here & is just wonderful. The beach is small, enclosed at both sides by towering cliffs. The coast is rugged & strewn with big boulders, fossil laden rocks & other interesting bits & pieces.

There are cliff walks, which reminded me of coastal walks as a child in Devon & Cornwall, the burnt umber rocks & the deep blue sea & churning, creaming waves. We had a plan to make one or two Andrew Goldsworthy-esque sculptures, so here are some photos…

If you get a chance take a day or two & go explore.