Still heading north
Trip Start Nov 01, 2012
95Trip End Mar 06, 2013
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Our late leaving departure to drive up the coast fortunately gave us wild spectacular weather, with an incoming tide. As always we made several stops. Firstly, the Punakaiki National park, famous for the unusual stacks of limestone pancake rocks. The wild seas have eroded big holes in the rocks, and at high tide, the sea water swells up and spurts cold foaming water high into the air. Convincing M to stop and walk in the rain for 20 minutes, just to photograph some rocks, was somewhat of a challenge, but luckily we weren’t disappointed.
Our next stop was the seal colony, always a favourite of ours, and watching seals with pups from the cliff edge is always delightful.
Our only night drive to date had K shaking in her boots, as she realised we were driving up and down steep gorge passes with unsurvivable cliff edges.