Darrell, Vera and I enjoyed a nice morning with Chris and then said our goodbyes and headed north. Our first stop was a “secret” place revealed in Scott Cook’s NZ Frenzy guide. The explicit directions delivered us to an almost hidden trail. It was raining and we literally slid to the coast, but oh the rewards!
|Vera at the Mermaid's Bath!|
|Birthplace of the concretions!|
|Another egg being hatched!|
|Plesiosaur from Kapiti Beach formation|
|Another awesome tide pool bathtub!|
|Darrell and Vera watching the turtles, aka Moeraki Boulders|
|The boulders have happy mussels at high tide and|
happy people at low tide!
I just discovered an image of the Banks Peninsula taken from the Space Station!
|Christchurch is to the right, Akaroa is in the center of the peninsula|
|Pretty garden and cottage in lovely Akaroa|
|Akaroa beach and harbor|
|Vera and Matt looking out over Arthur's Pass|