More from our travels through New Zealand, November 2019
A stroll to Nugget Point, Catlins Conservation Park, South Island, the rocks were named by Captain Cook, because of their golden colour,
The the drop from the path was precipitous in places, not Mr Uphilldowndales favourite kind of terrain.
We could look down on dive boats and fur seals wallowing in sun warmed rock pools.
The east coast of South Island, it’s not a sheltered spot. The wind shorn shrubs, look like they’ve been applied with a palette knife, smeared on to the exposed cliff face.
Each shrub finding its own crevice to anchor its roots.
You’d think the predominant scent of a place like this, would be the tang of brine and seaweed (but it seems there is more to the scent of the sea than that).
But to my surprise and delight, the strongest scent was that of flowers, this one seemed to be the most perfumed, but I don’t know what it is.
But I’m pretty sure this is a daisy, clinging to the edge of the world. A Catlin costal daisy?
It is so nice to be looking through the photos of our trip, with their sunshine and colour, whilst storm Dennis rages at the window.