Franz Joseph and the West Coast

Yesterday morning we were up early to to go Heli Hiking up the glacier, alas, it was not to be. The weather called a halt to proceedings. As we were tight on time we decided to keep moving and headed up the west coast.

After a spectacular drive up the coast we stayed the night at Cape Foulwind (not smelly… Captain Cook named it), just west of westport. It was very very nice there, and we dined at the Bayhouse cafe. Absolutely fabulous food, and the nicest cheesecake that I have EVER tasted (even if it was Dee’s). After dinner we took a stroll up to the nearby Fur Seal colony/rookery to say hello, and then headed for some zzzs.

This morning we drove to Nelson, on our way to Picton and the ferry. Again a very scenic drive, and we are just having a look around the place now. Lastly, Pamela rang earlier, obviously she was drunk as it was 1am at home, thanks for the call Pam!