Farewell Spit, is a sort of long beach that is around 36 kilometres long and it is growing every year. They think that “the beach” is gonna grow 2 km in the next 5 years. Farewell Spit is composed of erosional sand from the west coast of the South Island. This sand arrives at “the beach” by coastal drift.
The first 4 kilometres of Farewell Spit are open for the public. After that you have to be with a tour company in order to get further.
The south end of Farewell Spit is relatively sheltered from wind, and small bushes and grass grow in the sand. During low tide, the water recedes around 7 kilometres and expose around 80 square metres of sand and mud! It’s a huge plate of food for birds, but also a death trap for whales, who every so often get stranded during low tide.
The north part of the “beach” is very exposed to wind and the wind speed can be as great as 25 km/h! We experienced quite strong winds when visiting that part of the spit. The sand was “floating” on the ground and created beautiful patterns. There aren’t many things that can grow on the north part of Farewell Spit, and it feels like being in the desert in Dubai, or Africa, when driving on the dunes.
Music: Madrugada "The Lost Gospel"
Camera: Canon 550D
Again, i had a dirty lens, and nothing to clean it with. I am trying to work in post to get rid of that one spot that was stuck on my censor. It is ugly and distracting when watching the video.