Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 13, 2012

 On Monday morning we arose early and took a free shuttle from our motel to the train station to catch the TransAlpine Train to Greymouth.  It was still raining but we were assured that after we crossed the mountain and got on the western side that we would have sunshine. Luckily they were right.

 The train goes through 15 tunnels and has magnificent views of the gorges and crosses over what is called the Southern Alps.
 The train trip took approximately 5 hours and stopped at Arthur's Pass and had a short stop so that passengers could leave the train for a moment for pictures.

 In Greymouth we picked up our rental car for our trip north to Punakaiki.
Heather is looking for shells to take home to Brooklyn, James and Miles.

We followed the coastline and so this is one of the pictures next to the Tasman Sea.

August 13, 2012

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