Our first day in Kaikoura, Grey overcast and drizzly but the surf was big.
The last day of the Banks Peninsula Tramp after heading through the Hinewai reserve we reached purple peak. The highest point of this days walking before we start heading down the other side of the hill and into Akaroa. The bay in the distance is Otanerito where we started the days walking.
On the Banks Peninsula tramp as we were heading down from the headland into Stoney Bay we spotted a seal swimming in the ocean, moving down onto the beach to see if we could get a closer look we encountered the first of many many seals we’d stumble across on the Canterbury coast.
Dead trees and the Pacific Ocean – Banks Peninsula, a photo by Steph Jennings on Flickr.
On the Banks Peninsula- Estimates suggest that native forest once covered 98% of the peninsula – less than 2% remains today, although some reforestation has started.