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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pourerere Beach Trip, Friday March 7, 2008

Our trip to Pourerere beach was a great success and a lot of fun.

From the feedback forms we've got back so far, it really stands out just how valuable the shared experience of going on the trip with your own family has been to the children, parents and extended family members involved.

Meanwhile David has started typing up the feedback and putting the full colour versions into profiles, so if you haven't got yours in, please do so a.s.a.p. while the memories still fresh.

Examples of what made the day special.
"Mummy being there."
"A great joy going to the beach with my grand-daughter."
"Going on the bus."
"Excited about the starfish and crabs."
"Building sand castles."

A special thankyou to everyone who was able to come with us.

We'd love to put up some close up photos of the joyful faces, but we're still working through internet permissions, so here's some of the friends we saw and some long range shots.
A great fish castle.

A dressing crab / Paapaka Huna.

Chitin and Abalone/ Papatua and Paua.

Marine Bully/ Kookopu

Common Rock crab / Reerere

Building sandcastles

Sea Urchin:Kina, note his tiny tentancles coming out between the spines.

Hermit crab.
Octopus :Wheke

Pourerere rock pools

Getting water for the moats with an adult.

Sea lettuce: Karengo

Spiny star: Papatangaroa


Mottled Brittle Star :Weki Huna a type of snakes tail starfish.

Shield shell snail, Scutus Antipodes a type of limpet.

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