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A Stroll On Noki Kaik Beach

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At midnight tonight life in New Zealand reverts back to almost normal as the country drops to Covid-19 Alert level 1, but back in mid-May we had just come out of the depths of Alert Level 3 into Level 2.

Although travel between regions was now allowed, we were still being encouraged to get out and exercise but to stay local.

Sandy Point Reserve is local – being just 20 minutes drive from Invercargill – so on the 15th May we loaded the dogs into the car and took them out for a stroll on Noki Kaik Beach at Sandy Point.

Since ending my flirtation with film I had not only purchased a Nikon D300, but also replaced my 55-200 zoom lens with a more up-to-date, and more versatile, Nikon 18-200 lens.

As well as the dogs, the D300 plus 18-200 lens combination joined us on our stroll along the beach, and that camera-lens combo supplied the photographs you see here.


old boot washed up in the sea at Noki Kaik beach at sandy point near Invercargill
An old sea boot


a washed u log on the beach that looks very much like a dog at rest
Dog at rest


baxter Harvey and sam on the beach at sandy point
Baxter, Harvey and Sam


threatening sky at sandy point
Threatening sky


overlooking the low sand dunes at Nokia kaki beach at sandy point
The low sand dunes along Noki Kaik Beach at Sandy Point



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