A fickle sun lights offshore rocks, Hidden Bay
So what is it like being here? How does it feel to be immersersed in such an extraordinarily wild landscape, surrounded by so much that is more-than-human? Need I be ashamed to admit that a fair bit of our focus remains on the ordinary? We still fuss around getting food; preparing it, cooking it, eating it, talking about it and comparing it to the food of others.
Pied Oystercatchers take flight
A pair of Sooty Oystercatchers on a more tranquil shore
Tiny treasure: an opalescent screw shell (photo Lynne Grant)
By the end of the afternoon we’re surprised, given the weather, to find that a couple of us are sunburnt. But I suspect we’re even more surprised by the treasures we’ve been able to share together just by being here.