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There is no way that car rides could ever get boring here. No matter where you go, the sights alone are totally worth it. Today was a bit of a dreary day, with the mountain tops hiding in the clouds, but we still saw plenty. Garth kept pointing to the clouds, telling us which mountains we were missing out on, and apologizing for all the rain. (note that it was drizzling, which doesn't even get qualified as rain in Belgium)
We stopped over at his fathers farm to say hello, so we could have a look at some Angus cows up close
After promising his dad he wouldn't wait until the next time some foreigners wanted to see some cows to drop by again, we continued on.
Eventually we arrived at this beautiful valley with a stunning view, even in the cloudy weather. We ended up leaving the car just before the second fjord. The snow melts up in the mountains at spring, so fjords can flood quite fast, leaving you stuck on the wrong side. You're also supposed to break right after crossing one, to get rid of all the loose stones and excess water in your brakes. Good to know.
Watched by more Angus cows who seemed to think we were there to feed them, we made our way down the road for some more picture taking. Not all are really publishable, but they turned out pretty good, regardless of the weather.
After driving back we had dinner with Garth and his wife, Patsy, and his three kids. Garth had apparently told his son to speak slowly, because we didn't speak any English
It was great fun to finally meat the family. It's nice to know we still have some time in Christchurch to spend with them before we start our trek across the country.
Note; extra points to whoever can guess what Arne is looking at. And no, Angus cows don't count.