Friday, February 9, 2018

Haast Pass And The West Coast, 2

We drove on the next day, February 5th, through Hokitika and Greymouth to the pancake rocks at Punakaika. At last the road returned to the coast and the marvelous seascapes reappeared.
On the beach at favorite Hokitika, site of much of Eleanor Catton's
The Luminaries, a favorite novel; we would have walked the
lovely town, but it was pouring rain, and we needed to be at
Punkaiki for the high tide...

Another one-way bridge

This time shared with trains ("Give Way")

Seascapes...among my favorite bits about NZ

In 2014, we walked out among some of low tide

Still more damage from the cyclone

Keep right

Further down from Panakaiki, a really major washout; but note
that the NZ roads department has characteristically provided for
a bike/pedestrian lane, nonetheless

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Beautiful seascapes.