Invercargill gets a lot of flak in NZ… maybe because it’s so remote from the rest of the country. Or maybe because I live among JAFAs.
But I do like the old buildings that you find in the town, and everyone loves the local hero, Burt Munro of the world’s fastest Indian fame.
Further south from Invercargill itself is a town called Bluff. This is pretty much almost at the end of the long white cloud. It feels a bit bleak (maybe because of the weather) you do feel like you’re at the edge of the world here. Surprisingly there’s a nice restaurant right by the end of the road called Land’s End.
The sculpture below in the shape of a chain is a reference to a Maori legend, where it is said that Maui (a legendary warrior) pulls up the great fish (North Island) from his boat (South Island) which was chained to a big rock (Stewart Island).
It was finally time to go home so let’s say goodbye to the Southland for now.