22/02 Nelson Via Westport to Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks) (SI) – 5,192kms (261kms travelled today).
Feb 22, 2020
In spite of the fact that it was supposed to be fine all day the rain caught up with us just after lunch so we didn’t continue on to look at the Cape Foul wind lighthouse and just made a run for Pancake Rocks which in spite of the drizzle when we got there were still magnificent and the ocean thundering in was amazing. Shame it was so grey.
The Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co Ltd building as we were heading out of Nelson.
Breakfast at Wakefield and look at the limbs on this tree!
Great roads to follow.
Coffee break at Murchison and the bikes as always are a drawcard .. this time for 2 couples from Hamilton and 1 from Deniliquin.
High tea for some.
Kilkenny Lookout, awesome rock overhang.
The sight of the historic logging town of Lyell complete with 6 hotels in the main street. A lot quieter now.
A quirky bridge. One of many one lane bridges here but only a few have lights.
Westport for lunch and the rain was starting to chase us so the cameras were safely tucked away and after heading off thinking we would beat it, we stopped to don waterproof layers.
And here are some of the sights at Pancake Rocks.
Awesome power of the waves.
And yep they are 2 very determined tourists, but you have to admit they have the right gear on for the weather.
At the Tavern, quite a view across the road.
A quirky fitting at the front of the Tavern.
Our accommodation for the night The Punakaiki Tavern 13/15 Owen Street (Corner State Highway 6) Punakaiki. Reasonably basic but clean and warm and dinner literally a few feet across the carpark in a very quirky building.