The pounding surf had worn away rock in many places creating blow holes where the waves crashed up.
Looking down on the road. This is very typical of the roads we were driving on, all with speed limits of 100kmh which is 60 mph. My dear husband insisted we keep up with the speed limit, causing white knuckles many days on my part!! We made it unscathed though.
More pancake rocks!
Our next scenic stop along the way was a New Zealand Fur Seal colony. One of the locals said they had a population explosion this year. The fur seals were hunted almost to extinction decades ago but have returned to previous numbers they believe.
This was my favorite by far as he looked like he was smiling. I think this may become my FB picture!! He looked different from the other seals -- maybe a different kind?
This one had a very different face with the multiple colors.
This one was definitely relaxing!!
There were a lot of pups playing in the waves, diving and jumping up and down!!
There was more than one pup nursing on these rocks!
Another view of the roads we drove on.
And of course, no day would be complete without at least one new bird. This is a Weka which is a rail. It was not shy at all and I noticed this with other birds as well. He walked right up to me and carried on digging in the dirt.