We do have some great roads, there is a variety for sure. Some maintenance of them can be a little average. But I guess that what makes them unique. And it is great to take the time to smell and visualise the landscapes. Heading to the West Coast and back this weekend, with some scenic stops, and intention to capture a splattering of them.
Good grief! Rather you than me! We were driving north to south early last week when the big bridge at Haast, (I think?) got washed away! We only just made it back east over Arthur's Pass before they closed that road too!
I think that rain was the last remandnts of one of the Cyclones that formed off the Pilbara NW of Oz. It crossed the entire continent NW to SE and then swept across the Tasman picking up more moisture on the way and then dumped it all on the West Coast.
One has to ask? Do you have gills?
Just watched the vid. You must of missed out on most of it. Lucky man!
Ha ha Pete, The weather for our trip was perfect and the roads were all but cleared. Nothing like they had been earlier in the week. This coming weekend, we have a ride down to Wanaka and Beaumont, with the hope of going via the West Coast and Haast, but sadly the bridge that got washed out is not likely to be fixed by then. Though will at least get to ride through the Linidis Pass and over the Crown Range. No doubt I will look to video a little of something on the journey. I don't mind a little rain.. in fact some of the most memorable trips have been torrential, tip the water from ya boots when ya stop like.
My youngest son, Shepard is hanging out indefinitely at the Pines Tavern near Westport on the west coast. He's been bumming around New Zealand for the past three months and happened in there a few weeks ago and ended up staying. Apparently the owner lost her husband recently and decided to sell the place so Shep figured he'd stick around for a while and help out around the place in exchange for room and board. He's having a grand time doing odd jobs and helping out in the pub and kitchen. If you're ever out that way, stop in and introduce yourself.