Saturday in Golden Bay

We haven’t been to the other side of the Takaka Hill for quite a while, so we thought we would go there today, despite the rainy start of the day and the still chilly winter temperatures. But it somehow turned out to be a sunny summer day. :)

First stop: Hawkes Lookout on top of Takaka Hill. A few smaller showers in the Tasman region.

Just a few boats towed at Waitapu Wharf.

Things you can find on a forgotten wharf.

Plenty of rust, and a pier that will probably collapse very soon.

Leaf studies: Remarkable pattern on a glossy thick leaf. What is it?

Certainly a native tree here, but couldn’t remember its name too, sorry.

Can tell for sure that’s a tree fern at Pupu Springs!

That’s the same one.

And that one too. :)

A chaffinch (introduced finch).

Waiting for our lunch crumbs.

Seagulls fighting for the best place on the rock at the Pohara boat ramp.

A pair of oystercatchers running around.

Not entirely sure why they have wings, we always only see them running, and always in pairs.

And a seagull on a lantern. Enough details for today.

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