Farewell Spit and the neighbouring Wharariki Beach is a stunning area of New Zealand. This is a remote and harsh landscape with unforgiving winds picking up the sand in the air and lashing against it our bare skin.
We battled the blowing wind, over the dunes, down onto the beach to reach a seal colony between the island and the main land. They danced and played so close to us, I felt as we were standing in a nature film, front row.
Back up the track and looking down at the spit gave us an impression of this incredible curly landmass. A memorable birthday for me.