On the road again, part two

Just as the sun rose, around 8:20. This was on June 21, about the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. (Andbelow, being below the 45th parallel, the sun sets before 5 making it even harder to see many sights before night falls!).Shots from a nearby fisheryWhite heron by a lagoon. These birds are very rare in New Zealand.Looking south to the end of the roadThat little notch before the last hill jutting into the Tasman Sea is Jacksons Bay, or “Bay of Disillusionment.” The settlers who lived there for three years in the 1830s trying to make the most of acreage that turned out to be swampland. The southern road ends. To the east lies Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordlands National Park falls below it.

Shots from a nearby fishery

Shots from a nearby fishery

White heron by a lagoon. These birds are very rare in New Zealand.

Looking south to the end of the road

That little notch before the last hill jutting into the Tasman Sea is Jacksons Bay, or "Bay of Disillusionment." The settlers who lived there for three years in the 1830s trying to make the most of acreage that turned out to be swampland. The southern road ends. To the east lies Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordlands National Park falls below it.

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