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Friday, December 9, 2011
Tutukaka Coast, Jelly Fish . .. and a sore foot?
Wherever you find yourself in New Zealand, you are never far from the ocean, mountains, and nearly every form of breathtaking scenery. Today I enjoyed a leisurely Saturday afternoon with my new friend Tanya on the Tutukaka coast, about 30 minute drive from Whangarei. Believe it or not, I've been here in NZ for 3 months, yet have had very little exposure to the beach, due to my lack of transportation. Today was different.
Though it was a fairly cool and cloudy day, we enjoyed chatting, watching surfers, and playing with jellyfish. Yes, I said playing with jellyfish! Apparently there are varieties of jellyfish that are not poisonous and today hundreds of them washed up on shore, making the sand look more like bubble wrap than a beachhead. See photo.
I also managed to step on what might have been some type of sea urchin, filling the sole of my right foot with little spikes. Ouch! Still recovering from that one! Other than that, it was a wonderful day and I am thankful for the treasures of sea that God gave us to enjoy. :-)