We started this portion of our road trip with the intention of finally seeing the Franz Josef Glacier that we missed previously due to storms, land slides, fallen trees and closed roads. However, Cyclone Gita had other plans for us. So, as we headed off westbound across the south island we stopped in at Greymouth before scurrying north to avoid road closures.
There is no photographic evidence of our ferry crossing northbound. Due to the passing of Cyclone Gita the Cook Straits were very choppy with 3 to 4 metre swells. I was focused on my happy place and keeping my breakfast as opposed to trying to frame a photograph while being tossed about.
The variety of sights to see in this country is a bit much at times. Everywhere you turn there is something a bit different to enjoy. I am looking forward to the coming weeks as we push toward the northern end of the country.