We left Canmore yesterday. and came to rest for the night further down the South Island of New Zealand in a one horse town called Grafton. We are officially in Southland, New Zealand now.
This has always been a staging stop or rest stop between Queenstown ( our last stop) and Te Anau (our next stop). Around Te Anau we hope to park the bus for a few days and then take day trips in the car into the Milford Sound.
See the ranges we came around! These are called The Remarkables. We wound our way around the base of them.
Above is a link to a topographical map of where we are. I will link back to this map frequently so you can follow the route we take.
I love topographical maps. It is interesting to note the height of the hills and mountains that crouch around us as we drive through this valley later today.
I hope to be able to blog daily for this next week. After all you and I have never been here before. But if we get too far into the wopwops. We might be cut off. We’ll see.
Our only actual destination is Invercargill by Friday (6 days away). Then I fly to Wellington via Christchurch. But until then we are wandering about down here in my son’s bus.
Well, he drives the bus and we drive in the car.
Now! Let’s get on the road!
The weather is hot and delicious!