Thursday, March 25, 2010

Finally had a bit of spare time to scrap a few of the photos so have done a quickneasy page. Managed to find a CraftCo paper of the actual wharf at Moeraki - perfect! There are a few good papers from the South Island in their range check out for more. The font on the letter is from the new Songbird Cricut cartridge, the F is exactly the shape of Fleur's restaurant. 'nother perfect...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

South Island Trip Feb-March

First Day 24th Feb CHCH to Moeraki

Oamaru - awesome place!

Thursday 25th

To Dunedin (Larnach Castle)

Friday 26th Feb Dunedin to Pounawea

Breakfast at the Stables at Larnach Castle. Great place to stay, bed/breakfast and entry to the castle for two for $ was fun to meet up with overseas tourists too and find out where they were from etc. The bricks on the floor were imported from France and despite being over 130 years old still look new.

Beach on the coast road between Dunedin and Taieri Mouth - can imagine it would be a great place for a swim in summer.

Kaka Point looking towards Nugget Point lighthouse. We didn't have time to go to the Lighthouse, next time maybe!

Sat 27th Feb Opals Class

Sunday 28th Feb

Sunrise at Pounwea - view from outside our cabin at 6.55am just after Civil Defense knocked on the door to evacuate us because of the tsunami threat!

Bugger the tsunami, we got evacuated from Pounawea and were send back to Owaka to higher ground.

We were allowed back later in the morning so got the Collage class almost done before we were re-evacuated around 11.30am. At that stage the weekend was abandoned! Around 2pm we went back to Pounawea to pack up but let me tell you we were very nervous about it. The spring tide was very high and you could see the surges coming in and out and down the river. We couldn't get out of there quick enough!

Later in the afternoon we took off down to one of the waterfalls...

I can imagine these would be gorgeous with more water in them!

Day Five Monday 1st March Owaka to The Catlins and Southland

The absolute highlight of the trip - if you are ever visiting the South then this place is a must! The coast is wild and rugged and the rainforest is dotted with waterfalls. In some places the forest goes right down to the sea, so you can imagine what NZ would have looked like before people arrived.

Day Six Homeward Bound

Balclutha to Dunedin Airport

Just a quick stop at Milburn to see the Whale Fossils at the Limestone Quarry - a bonus was the great view from up the hill!