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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

Today was a “down day” with no plans except to relax, and it was wonderful. The day began with rain and showers were forecast to last all day, but after some indecision we decided to go back to Maitai Bay. A school group was there, but we hiked to the far end of the right-hand cove and were alone the whole time. On the walk we encountered this poor little stingray, dead (very recently) just above the high tide line.

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Stingray at Maitai Bay