This morning we left Oamaru,a cool start to the day. Our destination was Springfield.
We started at the lower arrow, left side, from Oamaru, went to the second arrow,Methven, and finished at the third arrow at Springfield. An easy 255 km, or 158 miles, Maybe the easiest distance of any day so far.
Tomorrow we go to the left hand-side arrows, at Westport.
We drove over the Rakaia River, one of the most heavily braided rivers in New Zealand. A river very popular for jet boats, trout fishermen, and tourists. At last, a good safe place to stop for some photos.The teal colour is how it is, details below courtesy of the internet.
The Rakaia and Rangitātā are the only two major rivers in New Zealand that originate from high-altitude glacier-dominated mountain sources. They flow more than 100 kilometres across the Canterbury Plains to the sea. The mean annual flow in the Rakaia is 221 cumecs (cubic metres per second), but it is estimated that by 2018 it may be as low as 76 cumecs, because of water taken for irrigation. During a flood, it can be as high as 3,700 cumecs.
If you look closely, there is a jet boat in the centre, travelling up the river.
We arrived at our motel in Springfield after some “ Pics on the road”!!
Mt Hutt ski fields in the far distance.
One of the staff here, just looking , but not at me.
Latish evening shot, roses ,poles, and mountains in the distance.
Quotation of the day, from Steven Wright,
“ Everything is within walking distance
if you have the time”
Greetings from Jean.