It's been an interesting month as we entertained family who have been visiting New Zealand from England and Canada. Our weather decided to really get in on the act with not one but two cyclones crossing the country while they have been here. The second cyclone, Gita, wreaked havoc dropping tremendous amounts of rainfall over a 24 hour period combined with very strong winds. The result of all this rain only a few short weeks after the first cyclone caused landslips completely cutting off the northern part of the South Island where we had been only a few days before. We were lucky enough to be back on the right side of the hill when the cyclone hit with rain so heavy on the caravan that even shouting we couldn't hear each other properly.
Outside of the weather events we have been thoroughly enjoying the Tasman district with trips along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park and some walking in the park itself.
Over the hill to the northern most point of the South Island took us to Cape Farewell, Wharariki Beach and a number of beautiful waterfalls including the spectacular Wainui Falls.
The end of the month sees us back in Christchurch area briefly before we head into Otago for most of March. This is an area we do not know that well so I am really looking forward to getting out and about with the camera in, what is for us, unchartered territory.