Yesterday Graeme and I proceeded further north from the small resort at Hamner Springs to the slightly larger resort of Kaikoura. We drove through pastoral valleys and then down to the South Pacific Ocean at Kaikoura, a center of the country’s fishery and seafood industry.
Before we left Hamner Springs we took the obligatory soaks in the hot pools that are the reason for the town’s existence. The facility includes 15 pools of various sizes and types — everything from quite hot sulfurous water to cool swimming pools. Graeme and I went in four of the hot pools.