The west coast of New Zealand’s south island is the wettest place I have ever been. Not only that, the weather changes so fast that if its not raining you need to make the most of it. After a days driving from Christchurch on the east side of the island, it was great to finally make it to my beach hostel at Punakaiki. Outside their reception was this great weather forecasting stone. Although not the first time I have seen this done, it couldn’t be in a more appropriate part of the country. Here the only true way to “forecast” the weather is looking out of the window or at your forecasting stone!