Saturday, 28 April 2012

to the West Coast and back over Arthur's Pass

West coast beach near Hokitata

We drove from East to West over the Lindis Pass and then came back a little further south over Arthur’s Pass. This took us through the tiny hamlet of Jacksons where there seemed to be some kind of porsche gathering happening in the car park of the Jackson Inn.
Inside the Inn were sepia prints of the 2 Jackson brothers, Adam and Micheal Jackson, who first settled the area. Apparently Mrs Jackson, not sure which one, had a garden of holly and quickly became known as Lady Jackson, whilst Mr Jackson welcomed people into the village with the family heirloom of some bagpipes from Battle of Coloden! Sadly their sons, Charles and Edward (23/28 yrs) both died in October 1917 in Belgium in WW1.

Lake Pearson

Lake Pearson Brown Trout

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