The Catlins

An hour or so by car from here are the Catlins, basically the bottom right hand corner of the South Island. Sparsely populated, much of it heavily forested right down to the coast. It has a rich history, both Maori and Pakeha, much if it savage much of it tragic.

I spent a couple of days there looking for a new photo. I went to the famous Cathedral Caves. At low tide it is possible to walk right through a large point of land, from one side to the other, although it involves negotiating a sharp corner. It’s a dramatic experience although personally I couldn’t stop wondering what would happen if there was an earthquake. I would never be able to be a coal miner.

Here is a photo that doesn’t quite pass but it may give you some idea of what it looks like.