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Monday, 9 July 2012

Day 32 - Saturday 7th July - Carterton to Castlepoint to Palmerston North

Our day commenced with a visit to Aoteroa Stonehenge (or New Zealand Stonehenge). It was built by astrologists not to be a replica but to be a complete and working structure for measuring the yearly astrologlical calendar of stars, star signs, dates, months and time, etc. It was pretty amazing, stood in the middle of the circle looking around and hearing the amazing acoustics.


Stonehenge Aoteroa

The farm next to Stonehenge Aoteroa had a sheep give birth to one white and one black lamb

From here we drove towards the coast again, to Castlepoint. Named by Cook who thought the rocks appeared to be like a castle's walls. We found this to be quite true. (see photos) We spent quite a while here walking to the lighthouse, across the beaches and rocks.

Castlepoint beach

Castlepoint beach

A seal blocked our path to the lighthouse at Castlepoint

Castlepoint

Castlepoint

Castlepoint beach

Castlepoint beach

From here we drove back inland towards Palmerston North to spend the night. The drive back took us through beautiful countryside and a huge windfarm as the sun was nicely setting. Luke got some fab photos :)

Beautiful countryside en route to Palmerston North

En route to Palmerston North

A large Kiwi in Eketahuna

En route to Palmerston North

En route to Palmerston North

Sunset 

Sunset

Sunset behind the wind turbines between Woodville and Ashhurst


1 comment:

  1. remember my walking friend in nelson whose entire flock had one white and one black lamb. in the field all the white and black lambs sat in separate groups!!!

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