Long time no post. Sorry! We're back from New Zealand. Such a beautiful country with tons of different ecosystems. No time to post much...have to catch up on stuff at home...so will just post a couple of pictures.
Our first 'official' stop in New Zealand-Piha beach
on the west side of the north island. It's an iron sand beach..dark sand
that you can pick up with a magnet. (I tried it and it worked!)