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Ride to Peachgrove Bay

Great Mercury Island

Bay of Plenty/Coromandel

Amelia Ilse, 9

The white crested waves danced and foamed. I let my hand dangle like a rubber doll over the glistening water. Shayne’s boat glided smoothly over the waves, sprays of water hit my face. I giggled as salty drops landed in my mouth. Gemma, a girl with cascading blondie-brown curls, spluttered as water hit her face. A few isolated islands lay in the open sea. I gazed at them and the circling seagulls. Slowly, a beautiful island came into sight. The sand was salt white and fine like icing sugar. The sea was a wonderful turquoise colour; the waves were soft and less choppy than the ones at sea.

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