Farewell Spit Onetahua has been in my head and heart over recent days. I have been taking tourists out there showing them the birds, the sand and the unique ecosystems and environment and I have been loving it. One of the most enlightening aspects of the Spit are the patterns – the patterns of sand, of wind, of waves. These patterns are not created by people but we are part of them and that interconnectedness is one of the themes the tourists get from me. I know – poor buggers! But they seem to enjoy it and I certainly do too.