As we left Golden Bay in our rear view mirror, we saw storm clouds on the horizon and then rain splattered the windshield. The West is known for its wild and wooly weather! It is also known for the 1860’s gold rush. We stopped at Buller Gorge and crossed a 110 m “swing bridge” to see the fault line from the 1929 earthquake (magnitude 7.8), and remnants of the gold mining in the area.
|Darrell on the "swing bridge" over Buller Gorge|
|Sunlight filtering through the forest near Lyell|
|Arch at Scott's Beach along the Heaphy Track|
|Nikau Palm along Heaphy Track|
|Sunset view from our van|