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Mar 9, 2010 - In the Heart of the Catlins

We woke up to great excitement happening down at the beach on nearby Porpoise beach - a local shipping vessel had got marooned. It took 2 other fishing boats and the help of high tide to free it - though by 11.30am it was on its merry way again. Testament of how little happens in such a remote area as this is that we saw the 'sceal mor' on page 2 of the Southland Times the day after! Curio Bay is famous for the remains of a petrified forest which are visible on the beach during low tide. The petrified tree stumps, fallen trees are only!...

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Susan ar Strae 2009

Mar 20, 2008 - Milford Sound - Riverton

Woke up early and went outside. Soon everyone was awake as some keas (parrots) started their morning squawk around the camping area. Had a short walk around the shore before the rain came in, so we set off back to Te Anau and headed for the south coast. As soon as we got to the east side of the mountains the rain stopped and we drove along the lakes in brilliant sunshine. When we got to the coast it was clear which way the wind blew - trees were normally bent horizontal to the ground even without any breeze. Riverton is a pleasant seaside...

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Chris's 2008 Jaunt



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