Arthur's Pass and Hokitika beach surf
Trip Start Oct 18, 2010
72Trip End Feb 20, 2011
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There is one pass from east to west in this part of South Island, it's called Arthur and it links Christchurch to Greymouth. The pass is shared by a spectacular road and a railway line. The engineering on this road is amazing, I particularly liked the overpass for the waterfall, the picture is rubbish but you will get the idea.
Leaving the pass we travelled via a lakeside to Greymouth, a mining town on the east coast. Sadly this is the home town of those killed in the Pike River coal mine disaster. The town is small and has a decent variety of shops etc but very old-fashioned, UK in the 1970s would be a rough comparison.
This afternoon we sat by the beach again looking at the surf. I came over all arty and some very classy arty photos are attached. These are Phoney Art or PhArt for short.