Top Outdoor Spot Competition

Oakura Bay

Harriet , Year 8

The old protector watched the waves.
Always guarding.
Us kids scrambled up his branches
like monkeys.
Our legs buckled as we threw ourselves
off his stiff arthritic limbs.
Our feet left rivets in the golden sand.
He shook with laughter
as we sprinted up and down the beach.
His red flowers decorated
our kitchen table
like New Zealand roses.