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10/30   Right is Left
10/31   Omeru Scenic Reserve
11/01   Omamari Beach
11/02   Waipoua Forest
11/03   Mail Boxes and a Magic Orange
11/04   Cape Reinga
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11/06   Haruru Falls
11/07   Russell Forest
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11/13   Owharoa Falls
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11/18   Haku Falls
11/19   Pureora Forest Park
11/20   Waitomo Glowworm Caves
11/21   Marokopa
11/22   New Plymouth
11/25   Pukeiti Rain Forest
11/26   Boring Highway 3
11/27   Boring Highway 1
11/29   Switching Gears
11/30   Hitchhikie
12/01   Abel Tasman National Park
12/02   Rawhiti Cave
12/03   Mount Robert
12/04   Glaciers
12/05   Mount Aspiring
12/06   Milford Sound
12/07   Stirling Point
12/08   The Catlins
12/09   Tunnel Beach
12/10   Sandfly Beach
12/11   Mount Cook
12/12   Cave Stream
12/14   Long Day Home
Kayak Trip 2017

Stirling Point


tl;dr: I visited Stirling Point. It wasn't the southern-most point on the south island.

As usual I was packed up and on the road before sunrise. I picked up two girls backpacking their way into Te Anue. They had had a rough night as their camping location was inspected and they weren't supposed to be camping there.

I spent much of the day driving to Invercargill where I got a room at the Karon Court Backpackers. A German girl, Ronja, who had just arrived was hoping to hitchhike down to Stirling Point, but I was headed there anyway, so I drove her down there and we hiked around the bluff. It wasn't too interesting. Both of us thought that this was the south island's southern-most point. Both of us were wrong. Tomorrow we will head to Slope Point, the south island's actual southern-most point.

Other than that today was pretty boring.

good morning rain


McCracken's Rest

Gemstone Beach

at Gemstone Beach

Coke. $2.29 for 2.25 liter. $3.05 for 1.5 liter. $4 for 0.5 liter. Makes no sense.

from Bluff Hill Lookout

These guys are diving for something.

Stirling Point and Dog Island lighthouse

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