Cape Foulwind……….Seal Colony……………

From Westport it is only about a 10 kilometer drive to the wonderfully named “Cape Foulwind” ………….a deserted headland with a few surrounding and equally deserted beaches, wonderful views from the west coast out to the Tasman sea and a collection of rocks reaching skyward from the Tasman sea, that are home, or at least provide a playground to a colony of seals…………

Just love the name………..brussel sprouts anybody?

 

You will find this style of signpost at many remote locations in New Zealand; the Kiwis seem to wallow in their geographical isolation……………….

This is a Weka, a flightless bird that is endemic to New Zealand………..there were several of them at the cape, scurrying around in the undergrowth……..

The collection of rocks that are home to the seal colony………….

 

A mother with her youngster sunbathing on the rocks; there were about 20 seals there on the day that I visited

 

A couple of self-portraits, which I guess I should have had a shave for………………

 

4 thoughts on “Cape Foulwind……….Seal Colony……………

  1. Have you been tango’d? Nice pics, some of them remind me very much of Cornwall.

    • Hi Nick ….great to hear from you; I hope that both Tree and your good self are well…….no need for tango here, weather has been exceptional, but I did choose the kind, soft, late afternoon sunlight that this hemisphere provides for my self-portraits………in a pathetic attempt to make myself look 2 or 3 days younger! (*_*) ……..and yeah, Cornwall without the tourists and the second home owners………