Friday, June 16, 2017

New Zealand #3

Trying to get out another New Zealand update! Still in Takaka. By the way check out this map to see the road traveled over this post.
eveningThe next day it rained some. This is the clouds blowing in.
cloudsheepWet sheep!trailWet Margaret!sandThe wind blown sand had made some neat designsbeachThis is Wharariki Beach. Supposed to be a pristine beach with seals and stuff but we could hardly see anything due to sand and salt pelting us! Cool experience just the same!
mapsignStopped at this spring. Highlighted in yellow on the left of the map.springsSee that out there in the middle that looks like boiling water? That's water gushing up from underneath! Collingswoodstopped for lunch and a nap in CollingswoodcrossingWhat else should you do when posing next to a penguin crossing sign?toiletsrockscool rocks on the beach
shellPretty shellwalkWalking the beaches while the tide was outfieldEarly sun washed fields!
airportArriving in Christchurch after a long day of drivingmaoriWent to see the Maori welcomedancingsinging, dancing, and games to the musicsleep out

kitchenWe really liked this sleep out Airbnb that we stayed at!frontdinnerMatthew's dinner
cold picnicPicnic time - sardines anyone?lupinsWe found out that lupins are not native to New Zealand. They are actually crowding out native plants. They are so pretty though!lupinsfor dadOnly for dad would I put my feet my feet in glacier water! I think this was Lake TekapolakelakeacendingAnd this is Lake Pukaki. If it wasn't for the clouds on the other end, we should have been able to see Mt. Cook.lakeMy amazing tour guide, hiking partner, fellow foodie, and all around best friend!
jacksJust a few jumping jacks before getting back in the car! And weird as it is, remember, that IS my side of the car!

Going to keep these shorter so they don't get messed up and delayed getting out!

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