NZ Day 5 - Seals & Rocks

Friday, 7 April 2017

After a rather rainy but otherwise uneventful night we hit the road by 10:15am and were parking at the amusingly named Foulwind Point carpark at 10:22.

From there we had a 3k walk out to the point where guidebooks had promised bucketloads of seals for our viewing pleasure - and I’m happy to say that it totally delivered. There was a whole spa-pool full of seal pups frolicking around as well as seals upon seal scattered over the rocks - it was super cool and the walk itself over to the cape and back was pretty spectacular too.


Then we hopped back in the van and drove 60k to the much anticipated Pancake Rocks - they were a lot more stunning than I was expecting although the photos don’t do them justice..

 

Back in the van again we drove a few kilometres down the road and found a great stop to have lunch - pancakes of course (hence the anticipation!).  Afterwards the kids played on the beach for ages making sculptures and generally enjoying the warmish afternoon.

 

 

 

 

We were thinking of staying right there for the night but it was still only around 3pm so we decided to head to the other side of Greymouth - 40ks down the road where we found a lovely DOCs campsite (where you pay $24 but have the luxury of toilets and a nice environment).   Jon had time to pan for gold with a plate before it got dark, and he did find some but gave it to me and I lost it. Oops.


All up it was another super-fun holiday day.

 

2017List
Cool things Wednesday, 3 May 2017
NZ Day 30 - Long Distance Final Sunday, 30 April 2017
NZ Day 28 - Rest Day 3 (HA!) Friday, 28 April 2017
NZ Day 27 - Long Qualifying 2 Friday, 28 April 2017
NZ Day 26 - Long Qualifying 1 Wednesday, 26 April 2017
NZ Day 25 - Rangitoto Island Tuesday, 25 April 2017
NZ Day 24 - Unexpected Outcomes Tuesday, 25 April 2017
NZ Day 23 - Sprint Qualifying Sunday, 23 April 2017
NZ Day 22 - Goodbye Rotorua, Hello Auckland Sunday, 23 April 2017
NZ Day 21 - Rest Day 2 (HA!) Saturday, 22 April 2017
NZ Day 20 - Rotorua Orienteering & Adrenaline Forest Thursday, 20 April 2017
NZ Day 19 - Rotorua Orienteering Thursday, 20 April 2017
NZ Day 18 - Rest Day (HA!) Tuesday, 18 April 2017
NZ Day 17 - Oceania Middle & Rotorua Tuesday, 18 April 2017
NZ Day 16 - Goodbye South Island Tuesday, 18 April 2017
NZ Day 15 - Milford Sound Saturday, 15 April 2017
Milford Track - Day 4 Saturday, 15 April 2017
Milford Track - Day 3 Saturday, 15 April 2017
Milford Track - Day 2 Saturday, 15 April 2017
Milford Track - Day 1 Saturday, 15 April 2017
NZ Day 9 - Pastries and Packing Saturday, 15 April 2017
NZ Day 8 - Pools and Puzzles Sunday, 9 April 2017
NZ Day 7 - More Glaciers & Amazing Views Sunday, 9 April 2017
NZ Day 6 - Gorges and Glaciers Friday, 7 April 2017
NZ Day 5 - Seals & Rocks Friday, 7 April 2017
NZ Day 4 - Old Ghost Road Wednesday, 5 April 2017
NZ Day 2 - Hot Springs and Long Drives Monday, 3 April 2017
NZ Day 0 & NZ Day 1 Sunday, 2 April 2017
NZ (Planned) Wednesday, 29 March 2017