the next day (27th Feb) it was a hike up the "Pinnacles" of the Coromandel
Merv Cavanagh admiring the beautiful Kauri trees he worked with for many years
Ted loving every breath of the hike and the marvelous surroundings
Ted with his new Mother in law - Bev Lempriere
in the centre of this picture we are looking back at the DOC hut where we were to stay that evening
looking over the east coast of the Coromandel Penninsula
A fun scramble to the top...and difficult crawl down
Anne Webb, Melva and Merv Cavanah, Bev Lempriere and Jeremy Webb (all very happy to have reached the peak!)
Hanging out on the rocks at the peak of the pinnacles.
Sunset from the pinnacles.
Happy newly weds.
Walking down from the peak - lots of steps to go!
A long way down the old tramway that used to carry logs down.
Merv explaining about the timber dam up on the mountain.
A little bar of rocks in the middle of the Tongariro River.
Ted, Mervanagh the Van and, Kawa and Enzo the bikes.
Mmmm breakfast in Turangi by the river. Eggs and Avocado!
part of the Malborough sounds.
Out near Marahau in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Wohoo! Sea Kyaling the Abel Tasman National Park!
Marahau was our first holiday stop for a couple of nights. The small arty town was the door way to the entrance of the adventuresome Able Tasman National Park
Ted enjoying a snack whilst observing all the seal life along the coast
spot the kiwi
time to stretch the legs!
So up we went hiking over the coastal hillsides
looking back at Anchor Bay
typical New Zealand native forest
looking over at the Seal covered Island we were just Kayaking around.