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Banks Peninsula Day 1

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Photos marked [JSutton] are by John Sutton, all the rest were taken by me.

Saturday 7th March 2015: On the way to Akaroa, some of us stopped to check out the Kaitarete Spit which is blocking the drainage of Lake Forsyth, which in turn has made it a "dead lake". There are attempts at providing drainage to hopefully stimulate a recovery of life.

Lake Forsyth drainage   DSC_0322a.jpg

Onawe Pen, Akaroa Harbour   DSC_0325a.jpg

Wharf at French Bay, Akaroa   DSC_0331a.jpg

After less than 10 minutes tramping we arrive at Onuku Farm Hostel. Time for some well earned red wine! The "Fighting Kiwi" is the pick of some for a more appropriate NZ flag but at a pinch could be seen as too close to ISIS.

John B, Graham and Alan at Onuku

Keith, Ian, Neil, Alan and John B
  JSutton IMG_4402a.jpg

The wind picks up before the storm

No rain for months at Onuku Farm Hostel   DSC_0348a.jpg

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