Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel
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When Dorothy booked our car she opted for the smallest cheapest one available due to the cost of hiring cars in NZ, as well as the price of fuel- about $2.20 per litre. It seemed like a good idea at the time, given that we had had good experiences in the States and in Europe with small cars around the 1500 cc size. However, when we picked up our …
Woke up to rain and fog. An Aussie friend said "they don't call it the land of the long white cloud for nothing."
We left for Castle Hill just after 8, hoping it would be clearer there. When we arrived at 8:50, it was still raining and the top of the hill was fogged over. We decided to wait it out since we wouldn’t be able to see anything in Arthur’s Pass either. After about an hour the group waiting in the van next to us decided to go ...
... and smell the fresh air. New Zealand's South Island is virtually uninhabited, there are more sheep than people. Most of the "towns" we passed through were no more than a few buildings and a grocery store. That being said, the island is full of unspoiled natural beauty. One of the best activities to do was gaze out of the bus windows as we drove past towering mountain ranges, over milky blue glacial rivers, and through ...
... on to Greymouth and them back to Christchurch . It is on the last leg of this ride that I'm indulging in blog writing time. I have to tell you though , it is now 6:30 pm., I'm watching every imaginable type of scenery go by, have enjoyed a take away lamb wrap I picked up in Greymouth and drinking a beer from the cafe car.....life is good when you just keep moving and carpe diem! I know you have all figured out by now that keeping this blog going is part therapy for ...
... to the falls' beauty. We couldn't see the falls' pool or the top of the tier because we were below it. The lower section is similar to many of the falls in the Catlins, water tumbling over and through rocks. The water is then carried away in rapids that lead back down the way we came.
On the drive back toward the coast, we stopped at Castle Hill (click here for additional info). It is a karst landscape set in the foothills ...