Blue skies when we woke up but as we were ready to leave the rain started again. We decided to take a chance and drive to Cape Foulwind further down the road. Again we were lucky because minutes after we parked the car the sun began to shine again. A few kilometers further is a seal colony where many seals were lying on the rocks. We spend some time watching them and then set off towards Picton, taking the scenic, longer route via Nelson.
The largest swingbridge in New Zealand is at Buller gorge but is not really worth a visit, at least not at $10 per person.
Once we passed Nelson it started to rain again so we didn’t get to see the great views on Queen Charlotte drive but we got to see the many handcrafted letterboxes along part of that road.
When we arrived in Picton there was nothing left to do but check in to our B&B and go to find some dinner.