Southern Spirit New Zealand flag proudly flying on the south coast of the South Island. Tiny remote settlement, just a few baches, at Chrystall’s Beach. Taken by Liz. Click on photo to enlarge. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 4 thoughts on “Southern Spirit” Add yours Coincidentally, if you were to take the ferry from Galveston, Texas, across the Houston Ship Channel, you’d land on Bolivar Peninsula, where the first little village is — Crystal Beach. Friends and I used to rent a beach cabin there in the summer, but that was a very long time ago, before Hurricane Ike wiped out the town. Now, it’s rebuilt and active, but the old-time charm is gone, and the prices have gone up. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s such a shame when the charm has gone. LikeLike Reply Tells a story quite nicely. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Ted 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.