Yeah, I know, this is WAY overdue...
We drove along the coast on Day Two, getting a gorgeous view all the way along.
Palliser Bay coastal road
We hiked up through a dry creek bed see the Pinacles, a sight that reminded me very much of the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon in Utah:
Next we stopped in Ngawi for refreshments. This is a tiny fishing village, known for it tractors, of all things. Because the sea is so rough and the coast is so rugged, there is no harbour so they keep the boats dry docked on trailers pulled far up the long stretches of beach. These trailers are hauled by tractors. It's quit a site, these tractors lined up on the beach. I didn't get a photo, but I'll include one my Mom too last time they were here:
Mom's photo of the tractors
Loren and I at the dairy in Ngawi
The area past Ngawi is known for its seal colonies. There's a 'bachelor colony' here that can be seen year round. You can also see mothers with babies the right time of year. (It was not the right time of year)
These guys were basking just meters from the road, and completely unafraid of people.
Our last stop was the light house. We ignored the warning signs and braved the rickety stairs, though the were literally falling apart in places.
The trip down was especially harrowing. But we were rewarded with a stunning view.
View from the lighthouse
And that was pretty much Day Two. Where will we go next year? At the moment Nelson is on the top of our list of places to visit next.
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