Monday, January 4, 2010

South Island - Our Intrepid Journey Day 73 – 78 30 Dec 09 – 4 Jan 10

From 30Dec09 until 04Feb10 our blog,, will be rather brief as we will be touring with good friends, Mike and Lynne, who only have a limited time in the South Island.  It will primarily be snaps of places as we pass through which will be revisited at a later time, including other places, when we will post more pics and details. Watch this (blog) space.  This blog is best viewed in conjunction with Raewyn's email episodes.

 After meeting up with Mike and Lynne and enjoying some hospitality of some of their friends at Picton we head to Blenheim for their first night.

The following night was New Years Eve and Lake Argyle was a great setting.

 New Years Day and its off to Westport via the Buller River and Gorge.

 There’s a number of tight one way driving spots on the way.

A stop on the way was at the Lyell DOC park.

 To view the historic grave site.

After a short bush walk.

 After a wet night at Westport it was off to wet Karamea.  The weather was real bad.

 With a great deal of rain.

 Contributing to a great deal of flooding.

 Which really put an end to attempting to get some good pics.

 Enough of the rain we headed for Christchurch enjoying a welcome stop for a coffee at the Brew Moon Café near Amberley.  We'll cover Reefton and Lewis Pass some time later when we pass through again hopefully with better weather.

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