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A lone kitesurfer braved the strong nor’easterly to ride the waves at Waimairi Beach.  Their kite sail looked spectacular as they skimmed along at great speed, tacking back and forth.

“There has to be a lot of skill
to stay upright and not to spill.”

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On the beach I glimpsed what looked like a branch with blossom lying on the sand.

Beach Blossom

Closer observation revealed that the white ‘petals’ were actually small shells clinging to the branch.  Fake floral?

“Sometimes what you may think you see
is something else en-tir-e-ly.”

 

 

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On the beach this morning we came across an enormous pile of kelp.

There must have been some rough seas to have swept all this lot ashore.

“The tide would surely need some help
to bring together all this kelp.”

 

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It was just past high tide when we walked on the beach  this morning.  The karate group needed to stand in the water to do their exercises, which must have helped them to keep cool.  We enjoyed our walk and saw many dogs and people appreciating a calmer day.

“All yesterday the wind was wild
today the weather is more mild.”

 

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We were surprised to find Santa Claus at the beach this morning.  He must have been hot as the temperature was 30 degrees.   The children were pleased to see him.  Apparently these are photo opportunities organised by Kiwisanta.photo.  They would certainly make a lovely family Christmas card.

“With Santa Claus down by the sea
your photo helps save memory.”

 

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The day was cloudy, the tide was high, and there was just a tiny bit of sun showing on the horizon.

The cloudy sky made the green trees stand out.

“Although the sky was overcast
the sun shone through in gold contrast.”

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Waimairi beach this morning was covered in flotsam and jetsam.  We saw a large number of these creatures:

Do you know what they are?  This one was about 16cm long, and some were only half that size.  The skin looked quite hard.  When we saw them it was a couple of hours before high tide.

“I wonder what this fish could be
washed up there by the briny sea.”

 

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