Saturday, August 8, 2009

Relaxing Saturday hike on the west coast

You've been asking for more sheep photos, and we're here to deliver.  We snapped photos of these fluffy fellas on our hike today at Makara Beach on the west coast, which is about a 30-minute drive from home. 

Pretty sweet view for a farm animal, don't you think?

Our friends Archie, Maggie and little Cameron took us out on the hike, which involved a gradual climb up from the beach to the top where the sheep roam. 

Apparently this wind farm is only about a year old.

But these bunkers date back to WWII.

On the way home we drove by lots of sheep, cows, horses and even ponies. Then out of the blue, saw a bunch -- oh no -- a gaggle of geese in a field. What the...?

But I have to tell you (especially you, Katherine) the best is yet to come. I'm told that it's getting to be baby sheep season here in New Zealand. Some may call these little critters lambs, but I think "baby sheep" sounds so much cuter. My next assignment: snapping some baby sheep photos. 

1 comment:

HereBeDragons said...

oh oh oh.
I'm so jealous!
These do look a bit like some photos I shot in Kaikoura though.