Set off for for the West Coast as I had seen there was five days of good weather coming, which is reasonably rare. Got 5 days of perfect weather too! Travelled around Lake Hawea and stayed at Kidd’s bush Doc Camp for the first night. Next day drove to Haast and stayed at a POP (Park Over Property.) Set off the next morning and drove down to Jackson Bay and back to Haast. Walked out to the mouth of the Haast River the next day.
The following day drove North to Ship Creek and back to Haast. Today I drove to Franz Josef Glacier which is where I am tonight. First Internet/Phone connection for five days!!