WAITING OUR BUDDY IN GREYMOUTH
|From Punakaiki (not in the map, in between Westport and Greymouth) to Greymouth.|
|Sunset at Greymouth.|
|Greymouth city centre, view from our hostel balcony.|
GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH (THROUGH ARTHUR PASS)
The next day, our buddy still not ready to be ride. We had a nice walk for a few hours while waiting. Once buddy is ready, we heading to Christchurch through Arthur Pass.
|On the way, we stop to see Londonderry rock at Kumara.|
Not far from Greymouth, spend your time to have a look at Londonderry rock. Allow 20 minutes driving from Greymouth. Turn off State Highway 73, 1km east of Kumara onto a metalled road running alongside a water race.
The rock probably travelled on top of the Glacier thousand years ago. Measuring 14 metres long, 11.6 metres wide and 8 metres high. Londonderry Rock is estimated to weight between 3000 and 4000 tonnes. According to the local folklore, the ruck fell with a thud that shook Kumara and stopped the post office clock.
|Arthur Pass, State Highway 73.|
|Amazing view of the road between the mountain.|
|Kea get into our buddy, checking my rucksack.|
Kea also known as "the clown of the mountains" because of their cheeky, curious and destructive behaviour. They will investigate backpacks, boots or even cars, often causing damage or flying off with smaller items.
After 6 hours driving, plus the oppurtinity stop and taking photos we get to Christchurch safely. The end of my winter trip and back for job hunting.