Nothing much happened in ChCh and I mean n-o-thing! So I jumped on the TransAlpine Kiwi Rail which traverses from ChCh northwesterly through Arthur's Pass on to Greymouth (pronounced exactly as you see it …grey-mouth…ugly thought) which is on the Tasman Sea on the west side of New Zealand. I did a round trip, leaving at 8:15a and returning to ChCh around 6:15p. Excellent trip! Here are some of the photos from that trip. Of course, most of these shots are taken through the train window and you'll see some reflections in the pix.
So, it occurs to me I am not Ansel Adams and I probably should apologize for boring you! However, it's your choice to view or not so it's not my fault if you fell asleep during this blog! Thanks for hanging in there!
NZ is big sky/big scenes country and puny pix don't reproduce anything close to the majesty of it all! What a wonderful trip this is and I wish this adventure for all of you!
Next posting will be about the flight over the mountains and glaciers…awesome!