|From New Zealand|
Being very excited about our "find" we told a family we'd passed who had made the trek with 2 young children. "Over there. On a rock across the inlet. Seal." They were not suitably impressed. I'm not even sure they walked over to look.
We also enjoyed the sea weed. (We are simple folk.)
We brought a lot back from Wharariki Beach. A lot of sand. Really. A lot. Even after stopping and emptying my shoes on the beach then when we got back to the car. We were carrying my own little dunes inside our socks!