The beach had some foam sitting on it, so the surf has been quite wild, but nothing like it was on a visit in 2005 following a full storm.
It's interesting to see the high-tide mark of pulverised plastic fragments along this beach. Most of the junk they came from appears to come from fishing boats. There's quite a collection of fishing junk along the track as it climbs onto the cliffs.
There was a single Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) wandering the beach yesterday. You normally see two together here, if you see them at all. They are always wary of people, but you can often get close to them by just sitting and waiting for them to wander closer. This one was very wary, and I didn't want to upset him. Obviously for photographing birds this size, I need a new camera with a much bigger lens! It was very difficult to capture a decent shot of this little bird, with my camera and lens, especially given the speed at which he darted about the beach. This one will do, but I'm not happy with it.