Some time after Cameron Flat it began raining and the rest of the day is mostly Driving In Driving Rain. We stopped to watch the pale blue water gush and plummet through the Gates of Haast but passed up all the other viewpoints. Stopped at Knight's Point lookout to eat lunch without getting out of the van (funnily, it's not enough rain to wash away the sandflies).
Passed two white gumboots nailed to a tree stump and WORLD BAR SECRET HQ camoflage hut (shhh!). Misty mountains loom up out of the rain.
Up the side road for a view of Fox glacier past a warm spring (cool! says Simon, and then 'bloody cold for a warm spring'). Waterfalls gushing, streams streaming, ditches brimming etc. Is Wet.