Saturday, January 25, 2014

To the other side

We've just spent 10 days in the South Island.  An uneventful trip on the Kaitaki ferry - uneventful across Cook Strait is welcome.

After overnighting in Picton we headed for Westport (~300km).  This was an all day trip with a number of stops.  First stop in Blenhiem at BV Gourmet Cafe/Deli, for great coffee and food.  

As we drove along State highway 63 near a Wyeburn Forest we came across a road-side farm stall selling just the best and freshest Raspberrys and Boysenberrys - they didn't last long!

A brief stop at Lake Rotoiti, brief as it was icy cold and there were bugs.  

Lake Rotoiti

Birds became a bit of a theme for our holiday, more later.


A walk through the bush at Lyell, to the cemetery on a steep bush covered hillside.  The scenery had certainly changed - we were definitely on the West Coast.

Cemetery, Lyell
One way road beside/under Hawks Crag

Looking towards Hawks Crag, Lower Buller Gorge
Cape Foulwind, Lighthouse

We spent four nights at Omau, Cape Foulwind, ~10 minute drive from Westport.  

More to come ...

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