The West Coast


As I mentioned, I am down in the South Island and on Wednesday after some work in Blenheim drove over to Nelson. Passed over this fairly still river.


Some people need the obvious spelt out to them.


Stayed at the Rutherford in Nelson and a nice view of Nelson and the sea from my room.


The drive to Nelson was only 90 minutes, but on Thursday it was a four hour drive to Greymouth and just superb land to be driving through. This is the view from one lookout.


And from the same lookout, on the other side.


The mighty Buller river.


Another great thing about driving on the Coast was the near total absence of revenue gatherers. Only saw one all day.  I was however amused by this sign, which I give credit is pretty effective.


Instead of staying in Greymouth proper I stayed at a B&B up on Tasman View Road.  It was a windy and later stormy day.

Popped down to Hokitika where I had dinner with Andy from  Panda Sport.  He has a great set up down there on the Coast.  Went to Cafe de Paris and had Whitebait and Lamb Shanks – bloody delicious and the restaurant as good as almost any in Wellington.

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