That Sand Dune and other beasts, Otago Peninsular, South Island, New Zealand

Otago Peninsular Charles Kenwright

That Sandhill, Otago Peninsular, South Island, New Zealand
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

So here it is, that sand dune! The beast seemed to go on and on, naturally only in the “up” direction, of course. The bay is called Sandfly Bay. By the way, sandflies are little devils and are similar in their viciousness to the Scottish midge!

Sandfly Bay Charles Kenwright

Lions Head Rock, Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

I wrote yesterday that the Otago Peninsular is also home to a lot of interesting wildlife – here are some of them.

Sandfly Bay Charles Kenwright

Seals, Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

The Yellow Eyed Penguin is native to New Zealand and is now an endangered species.

Yellow Eyed Penguin Charles Kenwright

The endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin. Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
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I guess the biggest buzz I got though was from watching the Albatrosses as they soared above the sea cliffs at Taiaroroa Head. Without wishing to dive into all the usual cliches when Albatrosses are written or talked about, I will only write that they were majestic!

Royal Albatross Charles Kenwright

Royal Albatross, Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

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