November 8-15: Phil and Bec go to Nelson

Thursday November 8, 2001 - West Coast via Otira

Heading west from Christchurch, the clouds clear to reveal the hills ahead.
Clear skies and mountains
Castle Hill
Cave Stream exit
Inside the cave
Otira Viaduct
Cloudy skies and mountains
West Coast bush
Road/rail bridge near Hokitika
Steam train at Shantytown
Phil at Punakaiki
Spectacular Punakaiki erosion. Weather too calm for a good blowhole display, though.
Pororari River mouth
Sun sets at Carters Beach

Friday - on to Nelson via the Buller Gorge

Reef off Cape Foulwind
Lower Buller River
Half-tunnel at Hawks Crag
Cemetery at Lyell Creek

Saturday - rain, Nelson fleamarket and cafes

John and Phil

Sunday - Takaka, Kaiteri, wineries

Ngarua Caves, Takaka Hill

Monday - water taxi to Torrent Bay and walk back to Marahau

Split-apple Rock
Astrolabe Roadstead coast
Bec, near the Tonga Arches
Coming down to Anchorage Beach after crossing the Torrent estuary
Bec and ?
Marahau mudflats with the tide coming in

Tuesday - rain

"This is all mine and it's not for sale!" (Hoglund Glass studio)

Wednesday - rain

John's flat
Playing Parts Unknown

Thursday - home via the Kaikoura Coast

Morning mists lifting near Pelorus
Marlborough Sounds
Seal colony on the Kaikoura Coast

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