Above: Windswept trees – Curio Bay, The Catlins.

Curio Bay Petrified Forest, The Catlins. Freezing cold and windy!

More photos from the beautiful Catlins.  Other posts from our fantastic NZ South holiday are here: http://lightswimming.com/category/nz-south/ or, for photos just from the Catlins, here: http://lightswimming.com/tag/the-catlins/

Kelp sloshing in a channel, Curio Bay, The Catlins

It was extraordinarily windy and absolutely freezing (check out the trees at the top).  Hard to imagine that, in summer, there is a a surf school at the adjacent beach here, but here’s a photo from the Curio Bay Campground surf school.

Curio Bay Campground – surf school landmark