Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Spring Walks

Taylors Mistake, 11 October 2014

A rather lovely walk round Godley Head, setting off from the car park climbing over to Lyttleton Harbour mouth then following the little coastal path past the WWII defences and back to the start. These baches close to the car park are surrounded by wild flowers

We took a detour down to Boulder Bay where there are more delightful little batches. A minute form of pink Mesembryanthemum has taken over the bay

Silver back gulls

Mike on the path back to Taylors Mistake, with pink Mesems and yellow Gazanias

Looking down on Boulder Bay from the path at the top

Motunau, 28 October 2014

A grey day spent wandering along the beach at Motunau,. One of those lovely beaches with a good mixture of rocks, pabbles and drift wood. We were actually looking for fossils and found a few. The little island just off the coast is a bird sanctuary

You can just spot me under the limestone cliffs
Mike continues exploring and I play with stones

A selection of our finest stones, such great variety of colour and texture

Motunau Bay with island and driftwood shelter on a grey day

Mount Grey, 1 November 2014

On the way up we found ourselves surrounded by flowering broom. Last time we climbed this mountain foxgloves were open
Looking over Pegasus Bay on the way up
At the top looking south along the path we'd taken

Just to prove we made it we asked another walker to take the picture. It was very windy, we didn't stay up there for long

 Napenape, 9 November 2014

Limestone cliffs over the beach with a remnant of coastal bush below

There were a few green pools between bush and beach, with sheep wandering around

Lots of dotterels and a few seals

Looking back down to the beach from the top of the hill

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