The Beauty of South Island, NZ – Part 3


We could have stayed in Franz Joseph another day and hit the hot springs and just relax, but the prospects of even more beautiful scenery and possible clear skies as we head south made us decide to move on.

The rain seemed unrelenting and under normal circumstances or in any other place, it would have really dampened our spirits for travel. However, the grey muted lighting and lifting clouds in such dramatic landscape made the scenery otherworldly to me. Since my husband did all of the driving, I could really look around and enjoy the multitude of passing streams and bubbling creeks as we drove over them along what seemed like an endless string of one-lane bridges. I marveled at the icy green to turquoise blue of the water rushing beneath us, and I tried to snap the blue-green winding river next to us out the campervan’s window without much…

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