Monthly Archives: January 2013

Te Anau to Milford

Drove to Te Anau in the heat of the afternoon on a really hot day. Was very tetchy about the lack of freedom camping available, the dump station that did not work, and the very tiring heat. Stayed at a … Continue reading

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Birds on bikes

They have been doing this for years.

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Lake Monowai and Boreland Lodge walk

Found it crowded at Lake Hauroko so set off to Lake Monowai only an hour up the road at midday, just after the helicopter took off. Hot as hell when I arrived and was good to get out of the … Continue reading

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Lake Hauroko

Left Te Waewae Bay and drove into Tautapere for supplies and diesel and then on to Clifton. Stayed at the Clifton Suspension bridge car park as the small campground had been chained off. Ok night, and early next morning took … Continue reading

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The Hump Track

At the end of Te Waewae Bay the road runs out and thee Hump track starts. The hump is a large hill that rises from sea level and rises way up into the Southern Fiordland mountains. I went for walk … Continue reading

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Small building at Mullet Bay

Toilet. No secrets here on one of the cribs.

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Waiau Mouth and the road to the Hump

Left Mullet Bay and drove to a place called Waiau Mouth, the west side of the mouth of the Waiau River and spent the night overlooking the beach. This first shot shows the view in the early morning and the … Continue reading

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Birds at Mullet Bay

Spent some time watching the Titi birds. Otherwise known as Sooty Shearwater or Mutton birds. Amazing to be in the center of a flock that must have numbered in the order of 100 thousand. I really can’t say but they … Continue reading

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Cosy Nook and Mullet Bay

Cosy Nook is West of Riverton. A house was initially built on the Southland coast by the retired Harbour Master from Bluff, who named it after his old Scottish village, Cozy Neuk. Forgive the fact the the world is tilting … Continue reading

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Riverton

Nice southland town, just 30 or 40 ks West of Invercargill. Obviously been some money here in the past, has a gold mining, timber, fishing background. I like the older houses. This looks like the boss’s house. This is directly … Continue reading

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