This incredible bridge is outside Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island, it was only opened in June this year.
I must have about 20 photos taken from every different angle imaginable - my engineering husband wanted to record every detail! It forms part of a long walking track around the Kaikoura township, just stunning.
This blue penguin and the yellow eyed penguin below are on their nests. I was over 20 metres away from them, although they look so close. Do click on the photos to enlarge them.
The yellow flowers around this nest look so pretty and are the most appalling pest - broom introduced by the British to make hedge fences in the early days. The Scots brought out gorze and the two plants have covered miles of hillside - anywhere where the soil has been disturbed has been taken over. While it is flowering the yellow landscape is very pretty, but devastating to the local wildlife.
This looks much better enlarged - a Spalvin's albatross, which our guide said is very rare in the waters around Dunedin, so we were priveleged, even more so when it took off a few minutes later.
I am so tired, I still haven't caught up with all the paperwork, though it has diminished. I have another eye injection tomorrow morning, then I hope to be able to do some sewing tomorrow afternoon. Time is passing and I have commitments which I don't want to be late with. I have various ideas in my head, just have to make them work.