After overnighting in Greymouth, we continued over the beautiful Lewis pass to Christchurch (Chch), the largest city on the South Island (~330,000 people). We had planned on taking a few days to cross the pass and do a bit of hiking of the weather cooperated, but Stella lost her groove and needed some attention from the local mechanics. We decided to get our butts to Chch to see what the diagnosis was JUST IN CASE Stella needs some hospitalization. It was an incredibly long day with amazing scenery. We plan to take Stella to the car doctor after New Year's, finish up our travel shots, do some hiking along the coast, and catch a movie this week while thinking positive thoughts about Stella's health.