“Make a u-turn as soon as possible.”
– my GPS
While moving from one place to another, every so often (which is to say, almost every day), I see something so stunningly beautiful I have to stop or turn and go back.
I prefer to travel with a GPS, mostly because I don’t find old fashioned maps romantic 😛 My GPS tells me how to get from A to B, and I love it for that, but it doesn’t really consider the stuff in between. I don’t blame good ol’ GPS for that, that’s not its job. That’s my job.
Sometimes I see signs, sometimes I see scenery and sometimes it’s just a feeling. These little detours make me spend more on gas, but they never really let me down.
The Pelorus River – where parts of The Hobbit were filmed. It was actually happenstance that I came across it.
Pelorus River and the Pelorus Bridge
Picking up hitchhikers Stefan, Valentine & Paul from Germay. Meeting new people – woop!
Car full of gas and the open road to anywhere…
Having breakfast at a windy beach off the road between Kaikoura and Christchurch
Stopping to say hi…
Beautiful colours by Lake Ellesmere made me stop by the side of the highway
There was even a path for those wanting a closer look
The tide is out
Beautiful colours caught my eye
Nature’s own tunnel
Fantastic view right off the road to Akaroa
Once again the camera doesn’t do the view justice at all… But a small hike off the main road can give you the best rewards of the day.
Don’t rush from A to B when you’re on a road trip, most likely you’ll miss the best parts. Ignore your GPS for a little while, it’ll find the way back eventually.
I’ll make a u-turn in a minute, GPS…