Now in South Island
Wow! We can’t believe how fast the time is going
We are now in South Island, which is starting to get colder (even Stuart has had to put on his leggings and jacket).
The views are more spectacular we especially liked the views on the ferry from the North Island to the South Island.
The mountain views and long valleys are “same, same but different” as the UK (an Asian saying) with the dwellings making the biggest difference.
We have travelled across the top of the Island and have made it to the west coast and plan to travel down this hilly coast to some glaciers mid week before going to Queenstown.
We’re hoping the weather will improve because as we write this it is a cold, wet, windy day in Greymouth.
Good luck to all the seniors time trialling for the GB Dragon Boat Team
All the best
Gary, Ginette and Stuart
clear and blunt anti drinking sign
Ginette taking a break, come on Stu giddy up.
A small crowd gathered on the beach for sunset at Greymouth
the fiords on the ferry ride to the North island New Zealand
the fiord type scenery after leaving Picton
Sunset at Greymouth
A cold wet day but still time to smile
Gary and his twin dog, check out the beards
Gary washing his tits in lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud.
Gary was bought up in highfield, but in Hemel Hempstead
A flat ride to Greymouth with mountains close by.
cold wind at 16 degrees, 1700ft
Stuart impersonation of Wallace gromit
Picton Harbour North Island NZ
At the current exchange $230,000 is £115.000
An example of some bad taste hired camper vans of which there are several
As Gary now looks like a tramp we decided to camp next to some real ones, see the old mattresses and knackered caravan
See I told you she was an Alien.
Gary trailing behind again, but at least I get to take these pictures
Stuart finally feeling the cold at 11 degrees while Ginette is still showing a bit of leg
Lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud.
Our scenic riverside ride