Monday, April 17, 2017

West Coast sunshine

Unlike on my summer visit, this time the weather has been superb! Yesterday I left Murchison to head down the road to Westport. There I visited the seal colony again, with many young seals frolicking in the surf near the 'nursery' rocks. I only spotted a couple of small ones feeding and I guess the adults are largely out at sea feeding.
Then I drove south towards Greymouth, stopping off at Punakaiki where it seemed the roughish seas and incoming tide meant I had timed it well to see a bit of blowing... And to end the day, I arrived in Kumara, the town where my goldmining Payn, Scettrini, and some Lalors settled.

Now for a few photos. I'm using a new app- will make the photos bigger when I am home again...















And in Greymouth I had the great joy of seeing that the restoration of my Lalor great grandparents grave is nearly complete.



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4 comments:

  1. Love photos of your country! Are you doing the restauration of your grand-parents grave?

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    1. It is my great grandparents grave and they are original pioneers in this area. I am paying a local firm to repair it, and it is nearly finished.

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  2. You have written that you are using a new app to post on your blog. Is in BlogPress and is there no way to make the photos bigger? I have downloaded BlogTouchFree but have not used it yet. I think I better try it out before our cycling trip in August.

    Just tried it out and I have to buy the App to be able to publish a public post! I am going to try out all the functions before I buy it! I had an app that I could use fairly easily but when I had my iPad repaired, I had to reload by apps and that one I could not find.

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    1. Michèle I used to use Blogsy and Blogger apps but both have been discontinued- they never updated them for latest iOS changes. Then I got BlogTouch but on this trip I had trouble getting photos to load so downloaded this new app the other day. There possibly is a way to make photos bigger but I haven't worked it out yet. I am not away for long so I figure I will just upsize them all when I get home.

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