|Paddling - it was lovely and refreshing, particularly on my ankles which had been bitten by sandflies on the way down
|One of the driftwood sculptures - not part of the competition as it was done by a professional artist
|Jimmy and Maggie from Edinburgh with their son Ian who lives in Tauranga with his NZ wife - it was their accents that made me have a chat with them.
|Be grateful I have only posted a few sunset photos out of the squillions that got taken ...
|A very impressive sculpture
|And there it goes - there were lots of people down on the beach that evening waiting for this moment. There is something magical about the sun setting over the sea, and it seems to me we have a primal need to watch it.