|Day 10 Distance: 347 Total: 2254
Campground: Te Anau Top 10
The objective for today was Queenstown. After leaving Omarama we enjoyed the drive toward Queenstown and the variety of landscapes that the South Island of New Zealand has presented.
Arriving in Queenstown, we had low clouds, rain and wind. We stopped to check the weather and decided to press to Te Anau and gamble that the weather would improve for our Milford Sound cruise. As we drove toward Te Anau, the weather did improve and we arrived under partly cloudy skies. We have booked to Milford Sound tour for tomorrow and hope the weather cooperates.
We parked the RV, got connected, and did a short walk through the town of Te Anau.
The weather forecast is not good for the rest of our trip in New Zealand, but so far the weather forecast has been about 80% wrong – so much for the compute models that predict climate change.
After tomorrow, we will have to decide how to proceed. Hopefully the drive to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef glacier will be in the sunshine and give us good photo ops before heading to Christchurch to end this part of our journey.
Sitting here tonight, I realize that I probably did not understand how sick I was last fall. I give thanks for the many blessings that I have received, the many prayers from friends, family, and those who I do not know. I thank God for Dr Miles, Dr Goh and their staffs, for the wonderful care that I received, and for the compassion and caring that they have shown.