The sound of the sea
Was up later than planned but earlier than ususal to put the final touches to packing the van and prepping the house. By mid-morning I was off and away on my southern adventure.
Decided to head the east coast route via Kaikoura as there's a lot of rain forecast for the west. Hopefully by the time I return the West Coast will be bathed in glorious autumnal sunshine :)
Stopping place tonight is the beach I 'found' just a couple of weeks ago - Hapuku, just north of Kaikoura. There are a few campers here already and despite a large, clear sign explicitly saying not to light fires, there's one blazing away a couple of hundred metres along the beach. Behaviour like this is apparently putting this beach in jeoopardy of being closed to freedom campers. Should I say something? I toyed with it but cowarded out.
To sleep with the sound of the Pacific pounding in my ears.......oddly, a very peaceful and calming sound.