The next surprise was that we were all going to Milford Sound together, staying a couple of nights in a place en route called Knobs Flat, which has no mobile signal and no WiFi (part of my excuse for not managing to keep up with the blog!! But really, I loved being off line, as I always do on those occasions). Then after we’d visited Milford Sound, we were going to stay altogether for a night in Te Anau, at the lodge (which is a converted convent – about which more later). Then Ken and Les were driving off back up the country to Wellington while Stu and Tash and I continued on around the Southernmost part of the South Island, via Invercargill, Bluff and Owaka and up to Dunedin for a couple of nights before flying back up the Wellington to rejoin Ken and Les.
This whole trip was quite an operation! I’m so grateful for the organisational skills of Les and Tash particularly to put it all together.
Anyway, so here’s a map of our route around the South Island (apologies it’s tricky to read place names… hmmm must learn how to get google maps to do this for me!):