Thursday, February 27, 2014


Westport is not one of New Zealand's destination towns...mostly a fishing town, a regional center, jump off for the Heaphy Track Great Walk, and last major stop north before swinging back east toward Abel Tasman and the Marlborough Sound. We liked it well enough, tenting at the TripInn hostel, walking an interesting main street, and having a great Indian dinner.
Like so many New Zealand towns, some great Art Deco...


And thus

And thus

WWI memorial...we've been to most of those places...

There's not much light pollution on the South Island; alas,
I lack the skill and the camera to capture some of the
heavenly sights we've seen, but they have been stupendous,
best ever, etc.

The TripInn in Westport, a Victorian mansion now a hostel


Beautiful landscaping and garden, including passion fruit and
black roses like in Menlo Park

Our site; nearby was a young man from Colorado who had
been born in Tallahassee...Go 'Noles, #1!

But the road goes ever on, and the next morning we are
wending our way through the Nelson lakes area

Toward camping reservations on the Abel Tasman Tramp

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