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Charlotte, 13

Crashing waves hits the gleaming sand, sweeping it off its feet. Icy water splashes my feet, making them tingle. Sunshine slaps my back, turning me into a lobster. Light breeze blows my hair side to side and back again. Candy floss clouds hover over. Flaming hot sand wedges itself into my toes. The clear blue water lets off the salty aroma surrounding me. Cheering voices pull me from my dream. Drawings and pattens left by former visitors, are ingrained into the beach. Ear piercing sounds announce the end of my marvellous day. That's why the beach near Waitati is my favourite place to visit.

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