Thursday, 6 March 2014

Friday 7th March - Invercargill to Te Anau

We headed for Bluff and it's famous signpost. Yesterday proved that we had already been to South Islands furthest point South and you will note that Bluff does not make any claims. It just has a better signpost!
We drove the coast road. Perhaps we were not in the right mood, but we thought it would be spectacular, but compared with the Catlins it definitely lacked the wow factor. It was a grey day though and that no doubt had an affect on our perceptions. 
We then travelled North and stopped at Manapouri and had a coffee and sit by the lake.
We arrived at the the campsite and checked in early, around 2.00 p.m. We had a little rest and then put our coats on for our planned little stroll to the Te Anau town centre. I stepped out and rain drops hit me, we waited for the rain to clear, but before long it was heavy rain and thick grey clouds. Ah well, at least we can get the blog done!
The sandflies are back and biting. We have a cabin again and as it is cold and wet we are glad that we did. We are planning on staying here tomorrow and just showers forecast. We are not sure if we will see Milford Sound, it all depends on the weather tomorrow. We have not yet booked a cruise, tomorrow will just have to work itself out as we go along. Touring by car, as by bike, has it's up and down days and this was not an up day for us.  Let's just blame it on the weather!

The Bluff in the rain

A Simpson bus shelter on our route

The public loos in Manapouri

Lake Manapouri before it rained again

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