Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

West Coast Again, May 21-25 2021: Days 4 & 5, Arthur's Pass, Springfield, and Christchurch

Cliffhanger resolved. We get back to Christchurch (a bit poorer) and thence back to Wellington.

On the Rollercoaster: What an Interesting Location

NZ remains COVID-free, barely.

West Coast Again, May 21-25 2021: Day 4, Mount French

I suspected that the Mount French route would be slightly marginal for daylight, since it was posted at 6-7 hours and sunset is currently at 17:15. But I thought we could do it quickly enough. The weather forecast was excellent and there were only a couple of fluffy white clouds in the sky.

West Coast Again, May 21-25 2021: Days 2 & 3, Canterbury Open, Otira Café, Truman Track, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, and Westland Petrel Colony

Fought in the Canterbury Open, and then an action-packed day north of Greymouth.

West Coast Again, May 21-25 2021: Day 1, WLG-CHC

Last year Elliott and I went to the West Coast for the Queen’s Birthday weekend. Victoria Day is a bit earlier but the Canterbury Open was basically on the Victoria Day long weekend (not a holiday in NZ!) and I figured it would be a good chance to get out to the West Coast again, though coming from Christchurch rather than Wellington, and a bit further south than last time.