We headed up to Kaikoura for lunch. We chose the inland scenic route all the way and that was a mistake. We should have cut across where I drew that red line. The road after that was very windy and so very slow. Thankfully I had a motion sickness spray that I could give myself and Ruth - we seemed to struggle the most. It was only 130km but it took over 2 1/2 hours. We arrived a bit earlier than expected (thanks to the hour early start) and so we stopped at the beach in Kaikoura. What a magnificent day. It was so very beautiful. The girls enjoyed picking up stones that had been smoothed so wonderfully. You can't believe a stone can be so smooth.