Climbing the dunes

Earlier this month the boys decided one morning to go climb some dunes. The 2 year-old has never attempted this before, so it would be a great new experience for him too. We walked past some driftwood left by a previous storm.

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The dunes start at this point and Boeta did not hang around, he wanted to try this out.

MaitslandBoetaNov-7It is pretty steep. We climb it in a zig-zag motion/action. At the steepest angles you really struggle to go forward/upward, but with some support Boeta got to the top.

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I carried my tripod up the dune as well and attempted some new shots from the top. Here are a few.

MaitslandBoetaNov-5 MaitslandBoetaNov-6Boeta got a drink on top and while he investigated the new environment, I waited for a moments in which he stood still long enough for bracketed shots.

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I saw a how the wind excavated the top of a dune and attempted to capture it, overlooking the ocean.

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Unfortunately the wind also started to blow with strong enough gusts that the sand really bothered the little man, so we decided to walk back down to the beach. More photos of the rest of the walk later.

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35 thoughts on “Climbing the dunes

  1. Nancy says:

    Thank you for the follow! I see you are in many adventures with your little boy. How fun!!
    I am a retired preschool teacher and love the curiosity of little ones. Your pictures of your son capture that curiosity! The freedom of learning while exploring… What fun!

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