A beautiful clear winter’s day on Tuesday, and we went for a long walk along Baylys Beach.  Like many of our West Coast beaches this one stretches for miles from Pouto in the south to the Maunganui Bluffs, and is easily accessible for vehicles.   A pity in some ways, as not everyone respects the environment.  The cliffs are spectacular, with red and brown clays, and seams of ancient trees that are slowly fossilizing.  Very few shells, but a number of rams-horns (Spirula spirula) and quite a big wash-up of blue-bottle jellyfish and pumice which originates from submarine volcanoes in the South Pacific.  Just click on any picture to enlarge…

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