The road conditions update data – when we eventually managed to access the internet – said detour N/A (because there IS no other road in and out of here); Update time TBC. .. Check out time was 10am, and there were several stern notices that this should be respected. There didn’t seem to be much room for negotiation on the checkout time, so at 10 am, we decided to check out and take our chances.
Fortunately, the bridge at Fox Glacier was back in action by the time we got there and teams had been working hard to clear all the debris from the roads, so we could pass OK. We had 290kms to drive to get to W]out next stop, Wanaka.
We managed a couple of stops on the way to walk to Roaring Billy Falls and Blue Pools. The rain enhanced the greens in the forest and it was beautiful to see the amazing spectrum of greens on the walks.
Overall, we spent the day playing tunes own “dancing in the rain” and were glad to make it safely to Wanaka which looked lovely, even in the mist and rain.
Rocky Road. I remember seeing Nigella Lawson make this on TV once, but I’d never tried it. We ate it as dessert after our picnic and I was impressed. This is something else I am going to have to learn how to cook!