Day 37

Tuesday 7th April

Haven’t done a lot over the last few days but went for a beach drive from Rocky Cape camping spot, out to the National Park, Boat Harbour Beach and to Sisters Beach, then went back to Port Latta to get permission to cut through someones yard to get down to some rocks we wanted to photograph. The winds were very cold today and wasn’t doing me a lot of good, so not to many pics today.

IMG_2968 IMG_2960  Boat Harbour Beach, very pretty place, the sand was so fine and white.IMG_2963  Freedom Camping here as well.IMG_2964  Looking back to the settlement.IMG_2971  No photo’s of Sisters Beach called into this shop but no where for camping if you have anything bigger than a small campervan, nice wee place though.IMG_2986  This area is amazing with a lot of history. This piece of land called Table Cape is an actual plug from a volcano.IMG_2987 IMG_2972TableCapeLightHouse  Light House at Table Cape.IMG_2974  View from the Light House grounds.IMG_2976TableCapeTulipFarm  Looking towards the Tulip Farm, they have all been picked, Ive been told it is a picture to be seen when the tulips are in bloom.IMG_2989  On our way back saw this art work on a rock face, don’t know what it means as there was no plaque.IMG_2990  Someone having a bit of fun with Maggie on the lamp post.IMG_2991  Another daggy letterbox.IMG_2993Latta  Back at Port Latta, the rock formations are just amazing, photo’s don’t really show it, IMG_2992  Straight off the camera, the colours are incredible.IMG_2994 This lot looked like concrete had been just dumped.

Glendhu Bay.

Friday 17th August.

Stayed the night at Glendhu Bay, a real nice van park, it’s on the way to Mt Aspiring. I’m up at 5.30 am and out doing star trails, the sky is clear with the hint of twighlight and the stars are still in the sky, magic. Very white with frost. We got cleaned up and left at 9.30 am and its 2 deg. We were going to look around Wanaka, but when we got into town we decided to many people lets just get out of here. At lake Hayes the sun was really in the wrong place as it has been many times but we used the ND filters sometimes it helps and other times not. This is our 1st really fine day so we are lapping it up. Travelling over the Haast was so nice, we called into Haast supermarket to get some bits as we are heading for Jackson’s Bay. This is a great road, lovely scenery, no freedom camping, dam.  After looking around we came on back to Turnbull to a Family Holiday Park $14 a night. A really nice place to stay. Only a short drive down the Jackson Bay Rd from Haast.

Glendhu Bay, Wanaka Glendhu Bay, I’m up early before the sun rises and there are still a few stars in the sky.

Glendhu Bay, from caravan park.

This is the view from the van park at Glendhu Bay.

Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea before heading over to the Haast Pass and West Coast. This Lake has so many pretty beach like spots, it’s worth spending a bit of time here. :)