When it comes to playing outside in New Zealand, the weather is always in charge.
When we came back down to Glenorchy (and then Wanaka) the chat turned immediately into what the weather was going to do next. Tom pulled up his four weather apps (yes, to get some sort of accurate understanding of the weather in New Zealand you need four apps): fortunately, there were a handful of storms on the horizon. Unfortunately, all of the storms were tracking relatively from the north from the Tasman Sea, and we needed the storms to come from the south and the Southern Ocean. Just like in sailing around the world – the best stuff comes from the bottom of the world.