Haumuri Bluffs Walk explores more isolated parts of Kaikoura’s coast

In which Miles admires coastal views featuring decaying railroad wreckage, shares the time and space with just one fellow human, and avoids surprising any large seals. You can view the full gallery of 23 pictures below.  To view them on imgur, click here. I learned of this walk from the Motor Camps New Zealand Touring Guide website, … Continue reading Haumuri Bluffs Walk explores more isolated parts of Kaikoura’s coast

My favorite spot in New Zealand was likely destroyed in the recent earthquakes

The Ohau Point New Zealand Fur Seal Colony on the Pacific Coast just north of Kaikoura was destroyed by a landslide in the recent earthquake, and it seems likely that my favorite spot in all of New Zealand, the Ohau Stream Waterfall, was destroyed as well. It is likely some seals were killed in the … Continue reading My favorite spot in New Zealand was likely destroyed in the recent earthquakes

Northbound

In which Miles reaches the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world, weighs his options, and heads north. The Catlins Coast I based my exploration of The Catlins Coast on the advice of fellow tourists I met at the campground in Dunedin.  One German girl had … Continue reading Northbound

Christchurch

In which Miles experiences an earthquake on a third continent, and continues his quixotic quest for internet in New Zealand. You can view the full gallery of 16 pictures below.  To view on imgur, click here. The campground in Kaikoura was great, except that it was outside of 2Degrees coverage, and my Vodafone data plan … Continue reading Christchurch

Mount Fyffe

In which Miles spends 11 hours walking to the top of Mount Fyffe and back, enjoying views of the Kaikoura Peninsula and coast and the Seaward Kaikoura Range. You can view the full gallery of 32 pictures below.  To view them on imgur, click here. I intended to get an early start on Mount Fyffe.  The walk … Continue reading Mount Fyffe