Photos marked [JSutton] are by John Sutton, all the rest were taken by me.
Friday 13th March 2015: On black Friday we decided to do an expedition west, to Castle Hill (Kura Tawhiti), Cave Stream Scenic Reserve and out through Arthur's Pass.
Trips from Birch Hill
I had always wanted to stop at Castle Hill and walk around taking photos of the amazing rock (limestone) formations, so Cathy Thompson, Verne Barrell, Neil Taylor and myself took the opportunity while the others headed north to Cave Stream to do some clambering underground (potholing).
Kura Tawhiti DSC_1081a.jpg
Amazing formations DSC_1084.jpg
as one enters the reserve DSC_1088.jpg
Neil, a mammory gland & Verne DSC_1098ac.jpg
Shapes and hideouts DSC_1108.jpg
Monsters in the rocks DSC_1106.jpg
Lone tree DSC_1110.jpg
Erosion visible in rock DSC_1131a.jpg
Next section DSC_1137a.jpg
Alien landscape DSC_1147a.jpg
Lots to see here DSC_1151a.jpg
Rock arch DSC_1165.jpg
A must have in my garden DSC_1172a.jpg
Faces everywhere DSC_1187.jpg
Furthest - impressive - fascinating DSC_1188c.jpg
Between the two main areas DSC_1215a.jpg
Returning to the start DSC_1218.jpg
Giant troll climbing? DSC_1225a.jpg
All sorts of shapes on this last view DSC_1227a.jpg