Kicking it in Westport

We’ve been in Westport for about 5 days now and we leave on Friday for points further south. I just have to say this is one of the more boring towns I’ve been to in my life. Everything closes at around 7pm! Save for one pub nearby that we’ve been hanging out at during the evenings after our work is done.

The last few days have been rough though. We’re putting in 14 hour days between doing field work and gathering data to analyzing it and plotting it up in a field station we’re staying at. It’s pretty rough on all of us and we’re itching to leave this place. We’re supposed to see some glaciers (and even hike on them) this weekend.

Anyway, here are some photos from the past few days.

As always, right click on them to view the full size image.Essential tools needed for doing geology until well after 11pm every night.

Burning underground coal seams.

Watch out New Zealand!

An angry seal that I literally jumped on top of when I bounded over some rocks on the beach.

Penguin crossing sign! 🙂