West Coast Road Trip – part 2
West Coast Road Trip Part 2
In my last road trip post the story basically ended at the Gentle Annie Camping Ground near Mohikinui as we headed back to Greymouth.
We actually travelled a several more hundred kilometres after leaving Greymouth by way of heading north to Nelson, then east cross to Blenheim to follow State Highway 1 all the way back home to Invercargill.
This post is not really a “part 2” but more of an excuse to share with you a few more photographs I took along the way.
The Cowshed is the hub of the Gentle Annie Camping Ground where residents can chill out, chat and drink coffee, or use the free wi-fi on offer. There is also an outside covered-in cooking area with a large pizza oven. Bring your own firewood up from the beach please!
Inquisitive cattle live in the paddocks on the Mohikinui River side of Gentle Annie. When we were there the whitebaiters lining the river banks outnumbered the cattle.
Unfortunately Art For Art Sake was closed the day we headed south back to Greymouth but it made a nice photo stop.
This photo was taken from the Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park – the spot we parked up for a couple of nights before heading home. Not only were we treated to a beautiful sunset, but the following morning we also enjoyed a wonderful rainbow out over the water.
From Nelson our road trip took us east to Blenheim, then straight down State Highway 1 heading for home.
Heading south from Hampden on State Highway 1, Katiki Beach North Reserve Rest Stop is about 8.5 kilometres away, just off to the left immediately after the railway over bridge. Overnight camping is allowed for fully self contained vehicles.
All photos taken with a Nikon D300, 18-200 zoom lens; processed in DxO Photolab 3 and Luminar Flex.