But once I was on the coast, it was all systems go.
To me, the scenery was very familiar. I had to remind myself to stop and take photos.
I stopped at Kaikoura to cook dinner (pasta and pasta sauce). As I was eating, a local guy arrived on a very peculiar bicycle. It was designed so that when you turn the handle-bars left, the bike turns right, and visa-versa. He could ride the thing like a pro. I could get no further than a few centimeters.
I camped on the coast about 10km south of Kaikoura for the night.