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Jacobs Hill

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  • Day51

    8-12 Newhaven, strand

    December 8, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Mag ik 10 foto's, past het nog niet😄
    En speciaal voor Dirk (en mezelf) het verschil tussen fur seal en sea lion.
    Ik vind het nog steeds moeilijk, ik vond die mannetjes seals ook errug groot, of waren dat dan toch lions?Read more

  • Day51

    8-12 Newhaven

    December 8, 2018 in New Zealand

    Veel watervallen, veel kleine steile klimmetjes, af en toe miezer. De watervallen zijn van dit rijtje duidelijk het leukst. Bij de Matai falls krijg je de horseshoe falls er gratis bij. De bomen tijdens de wandelingetjes zijn weer prachtig, aan 1 groeit kaas?
    Jack's blowhole doe ik niet omdat ik dan eigenlijk al moe ben en het geen echte blowhole schijnt te zijn. Ik ga ri. Newhaven, daar schijn je op het strand zeeleeuwen te kunnen zien. Klopt, moet je wel helemaal naar de andere kant van de baai, maar dan heb je ook wat. Gaaf hoor. De lucht doet dreigend dus ik hurry terug en besluit tot de dure camping vlakbij, vanwege het uitzicht en ook omdat ik anders tegen de aangewakkerde wind terug moet. Rekent ze 10 dollar omdat ik fiets! Met 2 voor de douche ben ik dan net zo duur uit als op die ander. 😊. En weertechnisch niets aan de hand natuurlijk.
    Omdat je in die dorpswinkels meestal geen groente kan kopen, knip ik veel bieslook door mijn pasta en knip wat rucola, er staat niet zo heel veel, al is een tuintje hier best heel bijzonder. En omdat voor 2 personen spagetti blijkbaar toch nog niet genoeg eten was, eet ik nu toostjes met pesto (groene!)
    Ik vind dat dat dan maar als groente moet tellen.
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  • Day54

    newhaven <3

    December 21, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    De Rückflug vo Stewart island isch einiges sanfter gsi als de Hiflug🤗. In Invercargill hemmer eus nomal mit de Nicole und de Petra uf en Kaffi troffe. Und natürli de Samichlaus z träffe.

    Am Namitag simmer denn nach Newhaven gfahre womer en Retro-Caravan gmietet hend am Strand.
    D'Küste det isch bekannt für die viele Seeleue wo sich im Sand wälzed.
    Es würklich schöns Plätzli!

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    The flight back to the mainland was much smoother than the one to Stewart island🤗.
    In Invercargill we met up with Nicole and Petra for a lunch and a coffee. And of course meeting santa :)
    In the afternoon we drove to Newhaven where we stayed in a Retro-Caravan for one night. The coast there is famous for their beautiful beaches and the many Sealions that lie around in the sand.
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  • Day166

    Drive to The Catlins

    June 24, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    This morning we woke up early as we had a packed fun filled day ahead of us. We first drove to Waipapa point lighthouse 55 minute drive away. We walked to the lighthouse by the rugged coast in the hope to see some sea lions. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any. Next we drove on to Slope point. It was raining and a bit misty today. We walked through a field and by the coast. The waves were crashing against the rocks. Slope point is the southernmost point of the south island in New Zealand. Next we drove on to Curio Bay.  We did the penguin walk in the hope to see some yellow-eyed penguins. Unfortunately we didn't see any but we did see some fossilised remains of an ancient forest. We were starting to think maybe today isn't our day to see any wildlife.

    We then drove on to McLean falls. The walk started through a beautiful rainforest with huge tree fuchsia, stands of olearia and podocarp forest. We then came to the shoot of the waterfall we walked up some steep steps and saw the impressive waterfall. It was still raining meaning there was a lot of water flowing down which probably made it more spectacular on a rainy day.

    Next we drove to another waterfall. It was a short 10 minute walk through a forest to Purakanui Bay & falls. This waterfall was not as impressive as the last but it was still very different and was a three-tiered waterfall. Still very beautiful. We then drove on to Surat bay Lodge backpackers to check in. We are staying in a 8 bed dorm. The woman was very friendly and you can tell she likes to keep everything clean and tidy - she told us to take our shoes off outside the room to keep the carpets clean. We've never had to do this in a hostel before. The carpets are cream. Maybe not the best choice of colour in a hostel. The lodge has a garden and chickens. We are also by the beach where the sea lions live. We haven't seen any yet but we are going to have a proper look tomorrow morning to see if we can see any. The woman also told us we can see penguins at roaring Bay between 3-5pm when they come back to their nests. Hopefully we will get to see some soon.
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