Had a great ride down the coast then turned inland as I headed for Queenstown.

More blue sky and sunshine

Last beach town on the west coast. Haast Beach

Had to go down and take a little walk on the beach

Isolated beach… no people around at this time. Peaceful!

Then up along the river and heading to the mountain pass.

Along lake Wanaka

Through Wanaka the town, and down through the Crown Range and a steep grade down into Queenstown

Nice warm day….

Arrived queenstown and found my friends Dick and Diana who are generously taking care of me at I travel NZ …. It is wonderful as I meet up with them in different places in NZ

A view from their deck! The Remarkables in all their glory!

So wonderful to connect with Dick and Diana again. Here is a photo Dick took of Diana and me in Karamea!! All smiles to see each other again

We went to lunch at one of their favorite wineries. Wonderful food and conversations!

Then a stop to watch the Bungy Jumpers….

Looking down from the bridge!

Funny little bar….

Yesterday evening I met up with Arnout who was one of my shipmates when I went to Antarctica! He is from the netherlands and is still traveling as well. Are schedules aligned so we were able to have dinner together!

Nice dinner of Blue Cod grilled. We ate at Fishbone in downtown Queenstown.

Then stopped for a terrible game of pool….. It was great to see Arnout again and share some travel stories!