Pukehina Beach – Recent Travels Pt 2

Motorhomes Pukehina BeachAfter a night at the beach at Sandpit, we moved further west to Pukehina Beach, another gem in the Bay of Plenty Beaches. Pukehina is built on a 5km long narrow sand spit between the sea and a large estuary. We parked up with friends and spent a few days walking and talking. Plus there was some fishing; with a kite and a long line. This was fun, and also involved lots of untangling. It was unsuccessful when measured in number of fish caught, but successful as an interesting way to pass the time.

Pukehina Beach

Helping the Fishing Man on Pukehina Beach – Bay of Plenty

There are only so many ways you can photograph a beach – so I went looking for patterns in the sand.

Sand patterns Pukehina Beach

Sand patterns Pukehina Beach

The beach got busy as Easter came along and the population increased.

Pukehina Beach

Pukehina Beach

There is nothing quite like a full moon rising out of the sea. It always seems to look bigger when it is near the horizon or do I just imagine that?

Moonrise Over Pukehina Beach

Moonrise Over Pukehina Beach

The tablets and phones do make it easy to take panoramic photos these days. The one below was taken with my cheapish Samsung phone. It seems a lot easier than how it had to be done in the olden days, with individual photos that had to be stitched together.

Pukehina Beach Panorama

Pukehina Beach Panorama – Rising Moon on Far Right [Click on photo to see larger panorama in new window/tab]

So the sun set on a lovely relaxing few days at Pukehina. It was now Easter and time to move on further east to Tauranga for the National Jazz Festival – an annual event.

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