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02/14/12    New Zealand Trip

Part 4 Southland and Catlins, NZ

The water was so blue!  Let them give glory to the LORD and declare His praise in the coastlands ... Isaiah 42:12
016G_201201_30 Suz beside blue water_SM

Suzanna and Richard at a scenic overlook of the bay
016H_201202_05 RandS at Ocean Overlook_SM

This lighthouse was built in the late 1800s after a shipwreck on the rocks killed more than 100 people.
016M_201202_05 Lthouse, Richard and Suz_SM

Some areas of NZ reminded us of Canadian Rockies – mountains covered with evergreens, steep rock ledges, tundra.  Some highways and rail lines tunnel through mountains of rock
017A_201201_30 Tunnels for vehicles

Unlike the Canadian Rockies, however, we also saw palm trees
017B_201201_30 Palms and evergreens_SM

This forested road had many ferns as well as tree ferns.
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There were many one-lane bridges.   In fact most of the bridges on the roads are one-lane bridges.
017D 201202_01 Typical One Lane Bridge-NZ

Venison is a popular meat, and deer are raised domestically.
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We saw multitudes of sheep grazing as well as many cattle.  It reminded us of Psalm 79:13 So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture will give thanks to You forever; to all generations we will tell of Your praise ....
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We were a long way from home!
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We praise the Lord for our safe and memorable trip to New Zealand! 
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
(Psalms 8:9 NIV)

To see pictures of the Christchurch area, click here

To see pictures of the West Coast area, click here

To see pictures of the Fiordland area, click here


Jan NZ-Part 4