Driving to Nelson – New Zealand

Today was a day of driving.  We headed from Carters Beach to Nelson, working our way through the scenic roads where we will ultimately end up in Picton to take the Ferry over to the North Island.  We only have a few short days left here in the South and it is happy to throw everything is can at us.

Framed with light clouds and blue sunny skies, warm temperatures and dry roads, we drive up and down mountains, along rivers and through small towns.

Surprisingly we fit underneath this rocky overhang.

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Beware of SLUMPS!

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Driving INTO a cloud.

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Believe it or not, they strung the hydro wires from mountain to mountain ACROSS a river and road!

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Some Clouds just did not want to give up the day.

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There is evidence of logging in this area as well.  Not all the replanted trees survive.

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We do make sure the kids have time to play.  Roland and I got out the first ting in the morning and explored the campground.  We met a goat and a cat on our travels.

 

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We also try to find a place to play at lunch time so everyone can relax and stretch out for a while.NZ Day 14

That’s the sugar bowl she is eyeing…

 

We continue to encounter crazy roads.  This is a One Lane Road.  It was two but the mountain got in the way.  The corner is so tight you can’t even see the oncoming traffic!  There is actually a stop light to control traffic too.  I guess you will have to cross your fingers if it’s not working!

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I think this is my favourite picture of the day.  Still a working farm, this home looks like it must have a century ago.

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Complete with working horses, I wish we could have stopped and explored their home.

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