Curio Bay Catlins New Zealand

The rocks on the shore are actually an entire petrified forest Coordinates: 46°39′44.44″S 169°05′52.52″E Located near the southern end of New Zealand‘s South Island, Curio Bay is a coastal embankment best known as the site of a petrified forest some 180 million years old. It also hosts a yellow-eyed penguin colony, arguably the rarest ofContinue reading “Curio Bay Catlins New Zealand”

Cannibal Bay New Zealand

Cannibal Bay owes its name to the human remains once found by a surveyor here rather than to any man-eating past. Today the area is a breeding and resting ground for Hooker’s sea lions and elephant seals. Although they may seem tranquil enough, they can get aggressive if disturbed and as the place name suggestsContinue reading “Cannibal Bay New Zealand”

Originally posted on Notes from Camelid Country:
Carneval is exhausting, a lot of fun, but exhausting fun. I don’t know about the performers, who have to dance and sing their way around town while being soaked with water and foam, but a few more days of this and I’ll need a holiday. Sunday saw the…

Originally posted on mediaevalmusings:
Today’s Friday Photo is a view of one of the rock-cut sanctuaries in Ihlara Valley, in Turkey. Christians began living in the canyon during the 4th century, a time when Egyptian ideas of retreat into the desert were being popularised throughout the Levant. Although cut from the walls of the canyon,…

Originally posted on A Word in Your Ear:
Someone once told me that a week to travel around Tasmania by car was plenty.   Someone else also recently told me, on discussing my travel plans, that two weeks would be more than enough to see the main sights.  Well they were both wrong!  I travelled around…

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