By the way, on our drive today we passed an insect theme park that's closed but I would have been all over this side trip.
We drove 20 minutes from our campground to the Tunnel Rocks Scenic Reserve to see Jack's Blow Hole. The view of the bay was worth it alone...even in currently cloudy conditions.
Jack's Blowhole is named after the famed Ngāi Tahu Maori chief, Tuhawaiki, known to early European settlers as Bloody Jack - apparently he was fond of using the expletive.
Oh what a gorgeous little beach, though the sea lions weren't out when we stopped in.
Lots of sea lion education, however.
We started up the farm-field path, animals safely corralled by wire fencing. T'was a good uphill challenge. I paused to look back.
Ready to climb over the stile that keeps any loose cattle in their own space.
The drive to the blow hole, much of it on gravel, was itself pleasing.
Art on Jack's Bay
A most happy adventure.