|Okay, tell me which is south and which is north ... |
Note that the wind was (surprisingly) not strong at this point.
This is their permanent growth position.
I started out at Slope Point. Luckily the track was open (past lambing season).
|Gate to track (access across private field)|
|Don't think I'll go swimming|
|View westwards along the coast|
Then I headed up towards Curio Bay ( = tree fossils in sedimentary rocks) Jurassic Forest. and Cathedral Caves.
|Beach at Cathedral Caves. Entrance to caves in the 'indents'|
|Cave developed along a fracture / zone of |
weakness in (meta) sedimentary rocks
|View back into the cave.|
I then headed north to my true destination (the Chrystalls Beach Melange - which, as I showed in my Eyre Creek paper is NOT related to the Eyre Creek Melange). But not without a stop to scope out the Owaka Teapot Garden.
|The owner's house|
|View looking back towards the road.|
And I had to stop at Nugget Point as well .... There were a bunch of seals playing around down there. Penguins come in to nest in the evening. But this was midday.
|View from Nugget Point Lighthouse.|
And then, en route to Chrystalls Beach I saw this novel means for extending one's gate.
And finally! the Chrystalls Beach Melange!
|in the back-beach area, view of the beach area in distance.|
I of course was interested in the rocks.