Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved spending time on the beach. Walking barefoot in the sand, toes splashing in the water. Sun caressing my face. Wind playing with my hair. The salty smell of the ocean in my nose. The chirping of the seagulls. Listening to the little stones, sea shells dancing in the water. Riding with the waves. And then washed ashore. Taking a sunbath...
My confessions to the beach
Beaches are such an amazing source of inspiration for me. Spending time on the beach is one of the most relaxing, most fulfilling, most energising experiences I could ever wish for. If I'm happy, I go to refresh. If I'm sad, I go to recharge. And no matter the mood, it's always rewarding. I always get what I want and I need - a fair amount of my Vitamin Sea feed. :)
When everything stops existing, and it's just me and the beach, the sea shells and the waves. Long moments when I think of absolutely NOTHING. A total peace of mind. Happiness.
Fantastic. Therapeutic. Revitalising. Beautifying.
A pure joy for my soul.
Not to mention the long beach walks with my loved ones. Or the hot summer days playing in the sand, building sand castles, and jumping in the middle of a wave...
New Zealand definitely spoils us. In the past few months, we have been discovering amazing, beautiful, mind-blowing, breathtaking beaches and shores all around the country. It's hard to pick my favourite, because all of them are my favourite in a way...
Every time I go out there, the beach and the sea shells inspire me.
Every single beach is so different, and every shore has its wonderful treasures to reveal.
Every little sea shell is so different, so unique, and each and every one of them has a story to tell.
Once, when I was taking a closer look at these little treasures in front of my toes, I realised that they have the best view ever of the shore – the shell’s perspective. I totally fell in love with it. It always gives me a special moment of peace. Calmness. Fulfilment. Closeness to nature.
So today it will be a special journey. To fascinating beaches. To fascinating places. From a fascinating perspective, so dear to my heart. Inspired by some of my favourite spots, all in breathtaking New Zealand... Soooo, are you ready?? :)
WARNING: LIFE IS A BEACH! ;)
1. Piha, North Island - the Lion Rock on guard
2. Tairua, North Island - mystical, magical
3. Abel Tasman National Park, South Island - turquoise wonderland
4. North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand - Rangitoto and the volcano power
5. Kaiteriteri, South Island - the gateway to paradise
6. Karekare, North Island - breathtaking black sand beach
7. Cathedral Cove, North Island - the pearl of the Coromandel
8. Ninety Mile Beach, North Island - beach and shells until the eyes can see
9. Raglan, North Island - surfers' paradise
10. Oneroa Bay, Russell, North Island - lovely low tide
11. Gillespies Beach, South Island - wilderness and pebblestones
Always be aware and respect your environment.
In certain places sea shells are part of a maritime or natural reserve and are protected!
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