Driftwood sculptures along the coastline heading towards Farewell Spit
Rachel has photographed these amazing driftwood constructions whilst freedom camping along the north-eastern coastline of the South Island.
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Gathering bracken at Diamond Harbour – photographer Rebecca Bijl
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Corsair Bay – photographer Rebecca Bijl
Signing off for the summer holidays feeling exhausted but delighted by the amazing response we had to our pre-Christmas Wreath workshops.
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Sunrise at Sumner Beach
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Governor’s Bay Jetty – photographer Rebecca Bijl
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