Its a great place for looking down on the Fairy tern as they feed below diving for fish in the Mangawhai estuary.
I managed to get some shots of the birds as they flew past after feeding. Its been a poor nesting period due to the very high winds that scattered chicks and caused birds to abandon nests.
I decided to keep away from any remaining nesting sites and opted for a trek up to Te Arai point This was successful and a great walk on white sand with beautiful waves crashing onto the beach.
I was able to photograph two birds preening themselves near a little group of White fronted terns.
This was the very area that I had taken part in an NZ dotterel count during 2013 with Gwen and Eliane.
We have just had another swim and next it's a BBQ and then a soak in the hot tub on the deck to gaze at the stars.
This is a fabulous place.