On the Beach, Whanganui, North Island, New Zealand

Whanganui Beach Charles Kenwright

Whanganui Beach, North Island, New Zealand
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

Whanganui , or Wanganui stands on the western shores of North Island  at the mouth of Whanganui River where it empties into the South Taranaki Bight and looks out onto the Tasman Sea. The town has a population of 43,000. I liked the beach here, the dark volcanic looking sand, the amount of driftwood washed up onto it and the somewhat lost looking buildings along it´s edge. The name “Whanganui” comes from the Maori, Whanga nui, and means big bay of big harbour.

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