Some photos from a 10-day road trip on the South Island.

the friendly folks at Te Puna Wai lodge in Nelson put out the American flag for us

the view from Te Puna Wai

our first meal in NZ: green-lipped mussels

at Abel Tasman national park

sk at the beach in Kaikoura

morning tea

a statue outside the cathedral in Christchurch

the stone church at Lake Tekapo

on the Hooker Valley Trail at Aoraki Mt Cook

Vernon Reid, leading the way

sk at Shallow Bay

sk on a swing bridge

a tomtit posing for the camera

morning in Te Anau

looking down over Lake Te Anau