Date of Adventure: 7 April 2021
The port town of Bluff is certainly an interesting spot. Continuously inhabited since 1823, it’s one of the oldest European settlements in the country. Nowadays it feels a little run down, with some dilapidated buildings and abandoned houses sprinkled through the historic hotels and shipping docks.
To combat this, a local artist pulled together the best mural artists from the country to make some truly incredible, gigantic pieces of art on many of these old buildings! We didn’t realize it at the time, but these pieces had only been up for a couple months, so we are super lucky to get to see them!
Many of the murals pulled from historic events or people of Bluff, seen here in this shipwreck painting.
This mural depicts the gigantic Moa and it’s sole predator, the (also gigantic) haast eagle. Both are extinct.
I know we didn’t see all of them, but I guess that means we will just have to go back! Hopefully they will make it a regular thing, so the murals can continue to evolve!
Not much else to say here, except the next time we are in Bluff will be when we start the TA!
Thanks for reading, we’re heading east to curio bay next!
–Cameron and Kadi