Jess is a Wanderer arrived at Whangamata Beach just in time for sunrise. It was a mostly clear night with plenty of stars peaking out.
As darkness turned to light, the crashing waves and outstretched beach became splashed with colours from purple to pink and everything in between.
The only problem was the sandflies that were biting me relentlessly. I gave up just before I should have due to the incessant itching!! Next time, I’ll wear more layers to prevent those critters from biting so much! See more here.