Feb 11 New Zealand https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/ Feb 11 New Zealand El Caballo Blanco Not brilliant pix as taken with Clive's iPhone! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882009 116882009 El Caballo Blanco This pic is of a beautiful Friesian horse and his rider was singing as he sedately walked around the arena. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882010 116882010 El Caballo Blanco This time the Friesian is "dancing" with the Flamenco dancer - awesome! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882011 116882011 Philly's birthday celebration Philly, Belinda, Pete, Hilary (Ann's sister) and Ann https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116881833 116881833 Philly's birthday celebration Mel, Lindsey, Mary and Clive https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882034 116882034 Something's funny! Don't know what Lindz and I were laughing at! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116881832 116881832 Philly's birthday celebration Margy and Philly https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116881831 116881831 Philly's birthday celebration Well its a nice photo of him so I thought I would stick it on here! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116881829 116881829 Entering Cambridge! That is 50 kph not mph! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882489 116882489 Cambridge Church This is a typical colonial style church but is rather grand compared to some of the others we have seen. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882490 116882490 Cambridge High Street Not that much different to streets in our very own Cambridge! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882491 116882491 Information Office You're not likely to see anything like this in Cambridge, UK!! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882492 116882492 Waikato River This incredibly blue river is the longest in New Zealand, its source being Lake Taupo. Its not this blue for its whole length though! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882488 116882488 Waikato Bungy Jump You wouldn't get me on that thing for love nor money! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882498 116882498 Waikato River It looks very calm and peaceful here but just a bit further round that bend...............! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882499 116882499 Is this! The channel here, known as a "gut" is only 15m wide, its very turbulent at this point! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882497 116882497 Heading for the falls The sound of this water is incredibly loud! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882496 116882496 Huka Falls The river suddenly pours over this ledge at 200,000 litres per second! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882494 116882494 After the falls This is the aftermath of the falls - white water!! Huka is the Maori word for foam! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882487 116882487 Clive and the falls The sun was setting so we were lucky to get these photos. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116882493 116882493 Coffee Break! We stopped on "the moors" for a cup of coffee and a TimTam https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883326 116883326 The moors Our Yorkshire friends and family will recognise this as looking very much like our moors, The Pennines! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883330 116883330 Viewpoint This amazing river gorge was the view at the top. Just look at the bridge in the foreground! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883331 116883331 River Gorge You can't really tell from the photos just how big those cliffs actually are! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883329 116883329 Earthquake monitor This contraption was at the viewpoint too - I wasn't expecting that! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883327 116883327 Paikakariki Beach at sunset What a fantastic way to end a great day! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883328 116883328 Paikakariki campsite It was a very pleasant campsite not far from the beach. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883585 116883585 Approaching Wellington Our first view of the capital city as we drove down the motorway. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883580 116883580 Diving man This amazing sculpture is perched on the harbour wall. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883581 116883581 Te Papa The Maori name for a museum. It was a very intersting museum too. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883584 116883584 Wellington waterfront There is a lovely mixture of new and old buildings. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883587 116883587 Wellington waterfront It has been beautifully laid out. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883588 116883588 Wellington waterfront Lots to look at and places to sit and reflect. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883589 116883589 Wellington waterfront There were lots of joggers, skaters, skateboarders etc hurtling up and down! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883590 116883590 Sculptors in the park This was really interesting, several sculptors at work, we went down to watch them. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883586 116883586 Finishing touches! I particularly liked this piece but thought it was comical to see him using an axe to finish it off! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883582 116883582 Reunion! Mel, Clive and Sue Reeves - we haven't seen each other for about 30 years! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883583 116883583 Marlborough Sounds The most amazing scenery and a sea so incredibly blue! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883857 116883857 Marlborough Sounds Gannets taking off and diving for fish. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883854 116883854 Marlborough Sounds Little islands dotted the sea with a backdrop of forest clad hills. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883858 116883858 Marlborough Sounds Little inlets and in the shallows the sea turned bright turquoise! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883856 116883856 Log boat Logging is big in New Zealand, we passed lots of log lorries ont he journey down, this is how they cross water! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883855 116883855 Busy waterway! As we approached Picton there were more and more craft in the water! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=116883853 116883853 Logs, logs and more logs! This huge log yard was on the outskirts of Motueka. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080100 117080100 Buller's Shearwater Clive got this brilliant photo of the Shearwater just skimming the waves alongside us! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080106 117080106 Fur Seal Pup The island of Tonga off the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park is a haunt of the fur seals. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080111 117080111 Huge boulders There were some amazing rock formations all along the coast, these were absolutely huge! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080112 117080112 Rocket rock! Another amazing rock formation along the coast. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080115 117080115 Kayakers There are many ways to explore New Zealand and this is one of them! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080113 117080113 Disembarking! This is Bark Bay, where Crusader dropped us off. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080109 117080109 Swinging Clive! This swing bridge really did swing and bounce when there were other people on it! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080108 117080108 River from above! We were on the swing bridge looking down on this river! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080105 117080105 Stunning view Every now and again there was a gap in the bush and each view was more stunning than the last! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080116 117080116 Narrow gap! Our path took us through here! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080114 117080114 Our destination! Clive with Torrent Bay in the background where we were to be picked up. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080107 117080107 Fantasy Island This lovely island in Torrent Bay reminds me of a painting my mother had, which now hangs on my sister's wall. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117080110 117080110 Deer There were deer, sheep and emus at the campsite! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760244 117760244 Deer and Sheep Quite a little menagerie! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760245 117760245 Emu! Watch out Parky!!! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760246 117760246 Emu! This bird is just a dinosaur with feathers!! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760250 117760250 Lotsa hops! Vast fields of hops growing on the outskirts of Motueka. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760247 117760247 Even more hops! Well the Speight's brewery has to get its hops from somewhere! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760252 117760252 Snap! Another Ford Econovan just like ours!! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117760253 117760253