New Zealand – South Island

Week 5 in South Island – West Coast done!

A mixed week with the weather, terrain and moods.

It has been a wet week so much so wet that we have paid to stay in accommodation on two nights rather than using the tents.

The terrain at the beginning of the week was a little bit disappointing but the last few days from Frans Josef to Queenstown has been hillier with some spectacular glacial, mountain and lake views.

We have met some like minded travellers on route many cycling the North to South cycle challenge (The Bluff). We have also met up with some friends we made in Laos, Beth and Tony, who have spoilt us rotten, bringing us beer, food, and encouragement whilst we rode up a rather big mountain. They even took us to ‘Paradise’ and back.

We have another interesting week ahead but then we are going to use a car to do a bit of touring as we feel parts of New Zealand are same, same but not different, which can lead to a boring ride and deflated moods.

It is hard to believe that we will be home in 2 weeks, where has the time gone…







1 thought on “New Zealand – South Island

  1. Bob Hutton

    Thanks guys

    Home in 2 weeks? Can’t be possible.

    White heron is probably a little egrit, lovely things, there’s one living by Tickenham church.

    See you soon.


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