Saturday, March 23, 2013

South end of South Island

Some photos from our travels in the south end of New Zealand's South Island. We are currently on the ferry to Wellington and will post some more pics soon, including some of the penguins we saw at Curio Bay.

Bus shelter with a twist

Another chance meeting with cruisers - Dorothy and Frank are a German couple whom we last saw in Tonga. Their boat is in Fiji and they are touring the south island by camper van. We bumped into them in Riverton.

Graceful statues in a park in Invercargil

Burt Munro's Munro Special - a modified Indian motorcycle. This is a replica used in the filming of "The World's Fastest Indian"

Burt Munro pointing at a blown out engine. He pushed the 1920's technology to its limits and beyond.
Freedom site at Fortrose - right on a tidal inlet.

Water tower in Invercargill

Light at Waipapa Point

Cormorants at Waipapa Point

NZ Sea Lion was quite unperturbed by us

Rani trying to go further south at Slope Pt - southernmost point in NZ

Petrified forest  - 160 million years old - at Curio Bay

Petrified wood

Kelp at Curio Bay

MacLean Falls

View from a DOC campground we found at the end of a long windy dirt road.

Another view from a nice remote DOC campground

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