Waikava Harbour View
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWaikava Harbour View Waikawa
We had yet another stay at this Luxury four bedroom Bungalow which has all the facilities required and fantastic views which are spectacular. The night time views show the milky way and the area is breathtaking. A 5 Star accommodation which we would recommend to any one, unbeatable value for money. Faultless.
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... was really nice except there were so many sand flys it was outrageous. We were being bite everywhere, we ended up going into the tent so early cause we couldn't even take it anymore. Even between our first and second layer there were hundreds of them, and that's not an exaggeration! We got up tried to clean the bugs off few everything in the car, tried killing all the bugs that got it and drive as quick as possible to the glaciers!
With full exposure to the South Pacific Ocean the Catlins coast is a rugged, exposed landscape. After repairing a puncture from one of the Catlins annoyingly rugged roads we carried on to Porpoise Bay and neighbouring Curio bay. The latter is famous for a 180 million year old petrified forest which is visible at low tide - even the growth rings of the trees were preserved remarkably! It's other attraction is a colony of around 18 ...
... outdoors, in the fresh air, in a country that is the polar opposite to where we have been used to living for the past 3 years.
We have a couple of days to be shown the ropes, then we're on our own for a few weeks while Debbie and Graham head to Australia, for a well earned holiday. We're looking forward to interacting more with these lovely doe-eyed cows.
Chow for now xox
p.s. More photos of the milking process coming soon.
... around a temperate rainforest walk before back for a spot of lunch. We had a long beach walk around Porpoise Bay in the afternoon in search of Hector dolphins, then spotted them when we were almost back at the site. Saw them flipping in the air and racing in the front edge of breaking waves near the shore. Gill got some of it on the video and you can see my less successful pics ...
... tonight - very hot and not a breathe of wind. Lovely. Dinner was Bobotie (a sort of African moussaka) with couscous and roast parsnips and carrots. My wee oven does not make a good job of browning things evenly, but it all tasted good. This recipe made enough for two nights, so a cooks night of tomorrow.
We have lit a wee fire on the beach, so toasted marshmallows for dessert as the sun sets.