Muriwai: Windswept

Muriwai: Windswept

Muriwai lies on Auckland’s West Coast, buffeted by the prevailing westerly winds, pounded by the Tasman Sea, and the dunescape is ever-changing. Over several decades, the dunes have receded by up to a meter per year. The picture above was taken not far to the north of the entrance to the beach, and the ti trees tell the story: shaped by the wind, all but uprooted by the waves, just hanging in there.