The Kaikoura Coast Track, New Zealand
"Hawkswood", The Ash House, first cottage we stayed in on arrival 3/25/08
Mary outside Ash House
Kelly, Bruce, & Kathy preparing dinner
Farmland surrounding house
The Staging Post: Owners house where we met for "orientation"
Bruce chatting with JD Mcfarlane (host and owner of property) in the twilight zone!
Morning of departure onto track
Day 1: The start of the 40km (25 mile) hike!
hiking through the bush, Hawkwood Range bush
Bruce & Kathy
first sighting of the coast
Skull Peak Shelter, where we stopped to eat our lunch
Nagaroma Loft, located on a sheep farm and 2nd night accommodation
View from inside the loft.
Darek grilling steak and lamb for our dinner.
views from loft
a dog I actually liked!
Farmer Bruce, taking us to herd the sheep!
Dogs running after the tractor
riding tractor along coast
Bruce Macfarlane, driving tractor
Bruce opening gate so sheep can enter
Sheep and a cow that thinks he is a sheep!
steep hill Bruce rode tractor up with us on back!
Irrigation system for farm
Start of 2nd day hike 3/27/08, headed to the beach to begin the 7.5 miles (12 km) hike starting along the coast.
Buried Forest, 8000 years old
a seal so close to us!
Mary toking on a pinecone!
entertaining ourselves while we wait for Bruce and Kathy
lookout point where one can see the Banks & Kaikoura Peninsula s
Rest & Reflect point
the missing Bruce arrives!
so many hills today!
The Whare house in Medina, 3rd and final night accommodation
Darek transporting our bags via a wheel barrel
dinner outside the house
Start of day 3 hike, 8 miles (13 km) - 3/28/08
Mary climbing fence
Darek on top of Mt. Wilson
Mary & Darek at top of Mt Willson
Darek at top of Mt. Wilson watching fog roll by
Mt. Wilson Shelter, stopped for lunch
Staging post (final destination) in sight! YAY!
last hill of the track!
estimated 10 minute hike up hill, Mary the goat finishes in 4!