Te Paki Stream and the Giant Sand DunesExcited is how I felt when driving the 3km from the main road to the Giant Dunes, hoping to explore both the dunes and access Ninety Mile Beach. Arriving about 8:30 am there was a couple eating breakfast at a picnic table and a photographer returning to his car, otherwise empty in this expansive landscape. At the end of the dirt road I was confronted with whether or not to drive down a sandy…