|I camped at the very top of the peninsula, |
tucked between rolling pasture, native bush, and the ocean.
|Walk this way.|
Beginning of the Walkway Hike.
|Nikau Palm's pale new buds.|
|Palm trunk rings look carved, not grown.|
|Cloudy day, typical view along the Walkway.|
|Not your typical bovine habitat.|
|Flax (Phormium) plants are all over New Zealand. |
Not at all like northern hemisphere flax, although it is also used as a natural fibre.
Flax weaving (raranga) is a very important traditional Maori art form/utility.
|Fuzzy head, sleepy face.|
|The amazing pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) tree, |
all twisty and wizardish, they line the curvy gravel drive up the coast.
|Checking out the blue view.|
|More rocks! More water!|
|Bent to the earth.|
|One of many delicious swimming holes.|