The trip over the hill itself was quite an adventure being fairly steep and narrow in places but amazing views from the top.
The first few nights we parked at the Pohara boat club with some great views out over the Bay and then moved into our house on the hill which overlooks the valley and offers glimpses of the sea. We are surprised at the weather as well since we are enjoying sunshine each day, eating our lunch outside, while we see on the television that a lot of places are experiencing lots of snow and very cold temperatures.
We have done a few exploratory trips around the coast and up the Cobb Valley which turned out to be a bit of a goat track with a very narrow roadway. Today we have been out with a local walking group exploring some bush and beach walks up towards Collingwood, a lovely way to meet the locals and get some exercise. Next week they are going on a day walk to Wharariki Beach on the West Coast. Check out the new photos.