It was time for a driving day, as we finally said good-bye to Te Anau. I think it’s the longest we’ve spent somewhere since we came to the south island. The drive took all day as the windy road took us through beautiful countryside. We left sunny skies and drove into rain, and wind. Lots and lots of wind. So much wind it bends the trees all in the same direction, away from the sea. I have never seen anything like those trees being bent.
The drive was peaceful, rambling and easygoing. We weren’t sure where we would end up at the end of the day, but we were happy to be slowly making our way there.