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Castle Hill and Akaroa

Recently took a drive inland to visit Castle Hill.  This spot is named after the limestone rock formations, reminiscent of an old, run-down stone castle.  Pictures barely do these mammoth monuments justice. I tried to capture other people in the pictures so that you can have a frame of reference on the size of the rocks.

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The drive in from Christchurch was about an hour and a half.

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Those tiny figures are people standing at the base of the rocks.

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Do you see the face(s) in the rocks?

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Akaroa

Akaroa is a small French village on the Banks Peninsula. Very small actually, with only 567 residents, 30% of which are 65 and older.
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The winds in the valley make the trees grow and lean to one side.
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Very narrow roads up the valley.

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One thought on “Castle Hill and Akaroa

  1. Thanks for the pictures. You were right. Those rock formations are HUGE. Had to enlarge pictures to see people. Village might be a good place to retire :)

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