Where we were greeted by a wild Tasman Sea.
Immense detritus tossed ashore speaks to the power of water.
Not another soul about, though it was, of course, windy and threatening rain. Temps of about 50F warmed us in our efforts to walk against the gale.
I'm as happy as a (windblown) clam, preferring to be outside in almost any weather, ideally where nature has sculpted the landscape.
But, yes, flat whites were required and we enjoyed them at the one restaurant/bar/cafe in town.
I've been buying a lot of fresh organic turmeric here, mincing it and tossing it in with whatever we're having. It's a happy companion to garlic.
Part of first meal: bacon, duck-fat roasted potatoes, prunes, and oranges. Red cabbage and leek stir fry followed. And I was still hungry when we returned from the beach.
Here's Haast beach (click here to view if reading in email):