If you didn't know where you were going, you would never find this beach.
It's just behind the gas processing plant in Oanui, down a narrow paved road with helicopter warning signs.
But, of course, Hubby knew exactly where we were going when he took me there yesterday!
We both wondered about the rocks on this beach. They are not worn down and smoothly rounded like the rocks at New Plymouth-or any other beach we could think of. So, Hubby speculated that the rocks here might be of a different kind of rock composition. I think he's right. He's good like that, you know.
This lava rock was obviously still a bit 'warm' when it fell into the sea.
Doesn't he find the most entertaining things?!
And, when I told Hubby that I wish I could find some more sea anemones to photograph (the only ones I had photos of were white ones in Christchurch), he started turning over rocks and...voila!! Red ones!