NZ Postcard No 14

G'Day Everybody.

Time for another one of my damn travelogues - just a small one this time !

This weekend we had the occassion to make a quick trip to Christchurch. A
lovely clear ( cold ! ) winter's morning on Friday morning when we headed south to
Christchurch. On the Thursday, a " Front " had passed through leaving a dumping
of snow on the hills. A subject for some good photos !

Here are a few snaps taken on the way down :-

Store View

About half an hour's drive south of Blenheim we had our first coffee stop. At
the " Store " cafe at Kekarengu. This picture was taken at the doorway of the
the cafe looking towards the mountains. The snow covered peak is Mount
"Tappy " ( Mount Tapuae-O-Uenuku ) 2885 Metres. This is the mountain
that Hillary did a lot of his training before moving on to Mt Everest .

Kaikoura Mountain Range
Beach Art

This is an "Arty - Crafty"picture of nothing much in particular - just kelp on the beach !

A view of the mountains at Clarence a bit further on towards Kaikoura.

Seal Colony

"Here are some more damned tourists - I suppose we had better put on our best smiles and pose for this lot ! " Seal colony just north of Kaikoura.

Posing Seal

" I suppose I had better pose as well !!

Seal Lunchtime

"I'm not ! I'm going back into the sea for my lunch ! "