This is a beautiful part of the world. The air is vibrant and full of ozone; the tides are wild and treacherous. I love to swim here, although many drownings occur each year. It is mainly fishermen fishing off the rocks and migrants unused to the tidal rips who find that their luck has run out.
For the rest of us it is a special place to visit. Much of the land is historically Maori tribal land and some of it retains special spiritual and healing qualities, making it an ideal place for a retreat. I feel very close to the source of a greater power than myself when I am here. The scenery is full of majesty and wonder.