Sand Dune, South Piha

Sand Dune, South Piha

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The purpose of this rope fence at South Piha Beach is to keep people off the fragile dunes. But then, don’t encourage the dunes too much, or the parking lot (where I am standing) will become a sandpit …

Behind the dune is South Piha Beach, and a fierce wind is blowing in, coming straight from Australia. It carries fine sand over the crest of the dune which settles like sifted flour on the leeward side, to the delight of the sparrows.

Sand Dune, South Piha

Sand Dune, South Piha