Here begins a series of images we have made as we travel to the cooler and more rural and beautiful South Island. Almost immediately upon arriving from the ferry at Picton and traveling the mountainous curved road to Nelson we see that these mountains are more rugged and snow peaked.
We drove up to the Able Tasman National Park on the north shore. Later we hiked in to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers and more than one majestic waterfall. We camped on remote lake shores and hiked up a nearly vertical trail for 45 minutes to a dramatic view.
Click on the aerial view just below the beautiful blue hydrangeas to see an enlarged image showing our little camper waaaaaay down below below near the beach. We considered that hike the quintessential stress test.