Thursday 21 May 2020

Kaikoura Coast (New Zealand, 1976)

Kaikoura is a town of about 4,000 people on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. There is very little coastal plain, meaning that the coast lifts up into the Southern Alps in quite dramatic style. Kaikoura means “meal of crayfish” and the waters are rich feeding grounds for marine life. Sperm whales, dolphins, fur seals and others all hang out here.

The coastline changed significantly following an earthquake in 2016, which lifted Kaikoura bay and surrounding region by up to 2 metres.

To be honest, it looks absolutely beautiful….

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