Thornton Beach at the mouth of the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of Plenty is a 30 minute drive from home. There are a few houses and a camp ground and it is a popular fishing and white baiting spot. Yesterday my friend Julie and I took her dog Jim to the beach for a walk. The middle of the school holidays and we had it all to ourselves.
We walked east along the waters edge and followed the high tide mark on the way back and picked up rubbish.