A relaxing day by the ocean

Catlin Coast Travel Blog

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The sunrise - taken from the balcony

Diane awoke at 6am to look at the sunrise over the ocean. Emma didn't even lift her head off the pillow, just muttered something and went back to sleep.Got up at about nine, and went for a bracing walk along the beach before breakfast. Got back and had eggs, toast and fresh coffee for breakfast.

We needed some supplies, so we drove the 20km to the nearest shop, mostly along unsealed roads, it was a bit of a mission. On the way back, we went to see the Petrified Forest (no idea why its petrified), supposedly an international, archeological treasure: a fossilised forest on the shore, 180 million years old. At first glance, it looked just like a collection of rocks on the shore, but you could make out what were once tree stumps and grooves where fallen trees had been. Must be amazing if you are a fossil geek, but we were more impressed with the waves crashing on the rocks.

Back to the studio, and settled down for the rest of the day, reading and relaxing, and our eyes constantly being drawn outside to the amazing view. It was fascinating just watching the sea over the course of a few hours, and seeing it constantly change from colour to colour, every shade of blue, green and grey. It was fun watching the surfers in the distance too, the only obvious sign of life.

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The sunrise - taken from the balco…
The sunrise - taken from the balc…
An early (ish) morning stroll
An early (ish) morning stroll
The ocean
The ocean
The unsealed roads in New Zealand
The unsealed roads in New Zealand
The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest
Catlin Coast
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