So here’s kind of the last batch of pictures from our NZ trip from a few stops along the West Coast of the South Island. A really pristine coast, with a wild symphony of whitewater, huge, thundering waves, amazing rock formations, seal colonies, native birds and completely oversized vegetation, topped with the full range of natural spectacles. The atmosphere at the coast with its ever-changing light was sometimes unreal. We slept near the beach and the sound of the crushing surf kept me awake for a long time. Away from the noise of the ocean, we went for a hike through an incredibly beautiful temperate rainforest, and then were drawn back to the pancake rocks with their explosive blowholes. The area around Punakaiki was definitely the unexpected highlight of our trip, and I’m really glad we spent a few days there before hitting the road again.