|Fossils of sea creatures have been found in these rocks|
|Object bottom right looked like a shell|
|Some of the views along the highway.|
|Mount Cook perhaps?|
|Views from Mount John|
Anyway, the Earth and Sky booking office were situated on the main road in Tekapo itself but here we were disappointed. The weather forecast for this evening showed cloud coverage so the chance of seeing stars was almost zilch. We could still pay our money and hope for a break in the clouds if we so wished but if the stars were obscured then we would be shown photos of the night sky rather than seeing them first hand. We decided against. So decision time.... what to do now.
One of our biggest disappointments was not being able to drive down from Picton to Kaikoura. That devastating earthquake last year put paid to that. But we could travel to Kaikoura going North. So that was our decision. Ian drove the 230km to get to where we are now at Rakaia Gore near Mount Hutt. Roughly another 250km to do tomorrow and we should reach Kaikoura. Time is going by too quick now. We have only 6 more days left before we fly from Christchurch back to Sydney, and we had hoped to see something of Christchurch. So now it's all rush, rush, rush. So wish we had another couple of weeks. Nothing for it then but to do a return visit.
Some more of the views along our route.
|Waitaki Dam and reservoir|
|They do appreciate their collies here.|
|The Alps to the Sea cycle race was taking place at Tekapo. We were held up for a good 10 minutes while the cyclist crossed the road.|