Road trip to Franz Joseph - Part 1
Trip Start Aug 07, 2011
110Trip End Jul 14, 2012
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Pounawea Motor Camp
After a surprisingly comfortable night in the car park, we treated ourselves to a maccy d's breakfast and then headed back down to Pounawea, in the Catlins. The weather started out clear but got darker and bleaker on the way so we only made one stop off at Nugget Point.
We weren't disappointed with the costal views...they were very lovely! We also managed to see some fur seals chilling on the rocks below and one playful one was having fun in a rock pool which was sweet. The funny thing was when you looked into the bay on the left of the lighthouse the sea was calm and the sky was relatively clear, but on the right the sea was very rough and sky very dark... This was where the wind was blowing in from. After a few minutes at the lighthouse my gut feel was to make a run for the car so we started to head back. Too late! We got caught in a huge downpour and got absolutely drenched!
When we got back to Pounawea, the weather was too bad for our planned walk around the lake so we had a wonderfully chilled afternoon and snoozed after some food by the gorgeous open fire. Bliss!
To be continued...