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It con­fuses me that I have been drawn to liv­ing much of my adult life in the moun­tains.

I do love our alpine lives - par­tic­u­larly walk­ing, ski­ing, bik­ing and view­ing the moun­tains as well as mak­ing the most of our in­cred­i­ble water ways. But that’s the thing. Lakes are good but oceans are great.

On Wai­tangi week­end I stayed in a run down shack of a Kiwi crib on Cu­rio Beach with good friends and it was mar­vel­lous.

De­spite wind and even rain some­times, the high­light for ev­ery­body was body board­ing in the surf along­side some of the play­ful Hec­tor dol­phins who have made the area their home. Turns out there were a few fu­ture surfers among us. We swam, we walked in the soft sand and we sat warm in­side view­ing the waves crash­ing and star­ing at the open hori­zon.

I’m not propos­ing a shift just yet but I do plan to spend more time en­joy­ing life on the coast - when I can pull my­self away from the moun­tains.

Deb­bie Jamieson

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