Not a highlight, but a sicky Stian in the van all tucked up shortly before transferring to a motel for the day/night....
The view from the motel room, a good view to recouperate with....
Feeling somewhat better we did a low key rainy day and went to the Shantytown tourist area on the other side of Arthurs pass (I'll update with the town name once I have a map in front of me!). We did a train ride, went through old miners villages, museums and panned for gold. Here is Stian panning away.
Buller Gorge in the rain (guessing a theme here?). Our first night back in the van and a free campsite overlooking the gorge. Lots of sand flies, so we stayed locked in the van as much as possible, got a few crosswords done.......:0)
The top of a TeePee made from washed up wood in the Abel Tasmin National Park. Just beautiful there, and it was dry enough for a walk on the 'Great Walk", all be it a short one. Yay!
Stian on Dale the Clydesdale on the Abel Tasmin National Park, with our weird guide. As much as I loved my horse, I was totally jealous of Stian getting to ride a Clydesdale, so beautiful.
A Sealion looks on at the Farewell Spit, the most northerly point on the South Island. This was a fun walk over farm land to look at some fossil rocks. Reminded me of hiking in the UK........cow pats all around.....:0)