Sunday, 15 January 2012

From havelock to Christchurch

Driving through the South Island of New Zealand as we did on our last trip for 4 1/2 hours is very relaxing. Not a lot of traffic, no traffic lights, you don't need a map as there are not many roads and the scenery is beautiful. here a few impressions along the way


Who need shops The shoes grow here on the fence


A walk along the way to get some fresh air. We had a great view of the magnificent coastline you drive along and there is also some free camping as you can see


Just in time to spot the train who passes once a day.

Ther is a huge seal colony along this stretch of road and I never get board of them. We often stop as I am good at saying please.

The latest gossip is about me
 He is close but in a safe distance and very busy scratching.

19 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures, you give a great view of the country. Love the seals so close. What about the shoes, all found, dumped or art?

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  2. Hi Marja, I enjoyed viewing your great photos of your recent journey. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. GREAT shots as usual!!!!!!!!! What's with all the shoes? lol that is a FABULOUS photo!

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  4. Great photos. What a lovely country.

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  5. The seal in the last photo almost seems to be posing amid its scratching. These are beautiful, glistening creatures that camouflage so well by the rocks. They must be wondering what you are up to, Marja, the way I am wondering about those shoes on the fence posts. The coastline is, indeed, spectacular! I would love to be on that train one day to see it in person. :)

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  6. Some great photos there! I wonder where that 'old shoe fence' is? Were you up by Kaikoura?

    We drove to Akaroa on Sunday - another glorious drive with stunning scenery!

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  7. Guys about the shoes. It is just for fun I think. One started it and others follow. There is somewhere else a fence with just bra's

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  8. Such beautiful shots.
    you do live in a beautiful country!
    Must have been a wonderful trip!

    Margie x

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  9. Beautiful country, Marja - and you have captured it very well. Very interesting shots (including the 'hanging art').

    Loved your scenes from Havelock too !

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  10. there is also some free camping as you can see

    Now that would be a vacation of a lifetime.

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  11. What a fabulous trip. I love the seals - and the boots on the fence.

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  12. Stoneweaver the shoes on the fence are between Havelock and Blenheim

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  13. It sure is the most beautiful coastline and your photos of the seals are beautiful.

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  14. Love the shoe fence. And read that there's also a bra fence somewhere? LOL In the Netherlands that wouldn't be possible I think. Against the rules to leave your shoes or bra on someone's fence ;-)

    The seal photos are wonderful.

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  15. These photos are stunning Marja!
    Can't wait to take some of my own photos when I visit in February.
    Love, love, love the South Island of New Zealand!
    Hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

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  16. I'm struck by how much your coastline looks a lot like California's.

    The shoe fence makes me smile.

    Mooie fotos, Marja!

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  17. Beautiful photos as always, Marja. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful trip.

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  18. Marja, wonderful photos, you have some beautiful countryside there, loved the Seals, Wishing you all well... xx Sue x

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  19. Hi Marja .. lovely to see .. thanks and I do wonder who loves shoes so much .. they grow along the fence!

    Cheers Hilary

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