I recently spent ten days in the South Island on a fabulous cycle tour from Christchurch over to the West Coast (Punakaiki to Karamea), Abel Tasman Park, Nelson Lakes, Picton & Kaikoura with Adventure South Cycle Tours.
How quickly the daily grind returns, not helped by the end of daylight saving and arrival of winter soon after I returned to Auckland. At least there are the memories & photos of a wonderful holiday with great people.
I have added some of the photos to my daily blog posts, written on the iPhone as we went. All are indexed, along with the full photoset on Flickr, on this page: Adventure South Coast To Coast 2011 Posts