Love and war on Sandfly Beach


Hiked to the end of Sandfly Bay today. A strong North-Easter drove streams of fine beach-sand across the dunes, making it feel like we were wading knee-deep in a swift river of sand. Surreal and beautiful, but I was too afraid of getting grit into my camera to photograph the scene.

At the end of the beach, we found two groups of New Zealand Sea Lions. A female basking with two large cubs, and two young males sparring while a massive mature bull looked on.

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Sea lion with cubs
Sparring sea lions