We've crossed back to the Pacific east coast, destination Kaikoura. Inland from Greymouth the road took us over the Lewis Pass, the most northern of the 3 road passes across the Southern Alps of the South Island.
The final part of the drive was along coastal highway rebuilt after the Kaikoura earthquake of 2016. Like Dawlish in Devon, there's also a railway track clinging to the coastline with steep cliffs above.
If you want a good read, try Chessie Henry's "We can make a life", about a family who lived through the trials of the Christchurch and Kaikoura quakes.