I arrived at Haast Beach after a full days travel. While on the road, I went from the mountains, through green pastures, over the dry highlands, through a lush rainforest and finally to New Zealand’s western coast to catch the sunset. I can’t stress the wild landscapes one encounters in New Zealand.
I found Haast Beach to be particularly strange. Prehistoric plants, resembling upside-down mops, spread their leaves out in a mangled fashion all over the beach. Strange insects, ones I had never heard before , hummed peacefully as the sun set into the Tasman Sea. The omnipresent taste of saltwater still lingers in my head every time I see this photo. There’s nothing like discovering a new place, with new sounds, sights and even taste.