A morning at Lewis Pass

A morning at Lewis Pass

Before travelling on to Christchurch, I ventured out early from our motel at Lewis Pass to get some photos.  The valley heading up towards Maruia Springs was looking beautiful in the cold morning light:

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and it was indeed quite cold for April, -2 C.  Whisps of mist were rising from the beech forest

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There was some snow at the top of the pass, but the road was clear.

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After breakfast back at the motel, we set off for Christchurch.  On the other side, where the recent weather had come from, there was quite a bit more snow.  That made the Lewis River look even more attractive than usual.  Here’s where we stopped for a moment:

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Even a scruffy little creek coming down to it looked great

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From here the drive to Christchurch was as usual: good roads and great scenery.  But we had things to do, so no more photo stops that day.

 

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