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 DSC_0344a.jpg
Keith, Ian, Neil, Alan and John B JSutton IMG_4402a.jpg
The wind picks up before the storm DSC_0347a.jpg
No rain for months at Onuku Farm Hostel DSC_0348a.jpg