Waipapa Point On A Windy Day

Path to the sea. Very windy day at Waipapa Point in The Catlins, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 17 Feb 2019.

Tautuku Estuary

Another stop in The Catlins with our friends.. the Tautuku Estuary boardwalk is always good for a visit. You can walk far out into the wetland on the boardwalk with great views over the endemic oioi or Apodasmia similis (or Jointed Wire Rush). Its a short drive down the gravel road to the carpark, then... Continue Reading →

Caught In The Middle

Petrified wood at Curio Bay, The Catlins, Southland, New Zealand. These three photos are of one particular log, taken by Nigel when we visited the Petrified Forest on 11 November 2019. He's also captured some seaweed / marine plant life in the photos. This preserved Jurassic forest site is amazing to explore! Click on photo... Continue Reading →

Trees Turned To Stone

Curio Bay is a fascinating place to visit. "The highlight of Curio Bay (Tumu Toka) is watching the outgoing tide reveal a 180 million year old Jurassic fossil forest – one of only three such accessible fossil forests in the world. Millions of years ago the Curio Bay area was part of the eastern margin... Continue Reading →

Southern Limit

As far south as we can go in the South Island of New Zealand - Slope Point, The Catlins, Southland. To get there you drive country roads till you reach the carpark. Then it's a reasonable distance walking over farmland (and carefully avoiding the animal manure) before you reach the Slope Point signpost and small... Continue Reading →

Way South, New Zealand

Southern most point of the South Island of New Zealand. Slope Point, The Catlins, Southland. To get here you walk across pasture from a distant carpark. 11 Nov 2019, Liz.

Poetry In Motion

I know the power of words... a poem by Steve Denehan. Steve is Dublin-born, lives in Kildare and I found his poem via Twitter. I've chosen to team his poem with a powerful image from Pepix who created an amazing effect when she flung boiling water into freezing cold air, an act of energy that's... Continue Reading →

Fresh Sea Air

This stunning, beautiful beach is near Dunedin, out on Otago Peninsula. You can't drive right to the beach, you have to walk quite a way from the carpark. As you'll see though, it's well worth the trek. Huge sand dunes and lots of big open space. Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Green and Gold

Skunk Cabbage. Hard to have a worse name but this plant is pretty at this time of year. There's a few of them at the edge of a pond at Maple Glen. Green leaves and, green and gold flowers. I didn't notice a skunky smell but I've read it occurs when the leaves are bruised.... Continue Reading →

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