The sun in the Northern sky
It took me a few days to cop on to this! Actually, it was the 8th of February, 9 days into our trip, when we were driving from Kaikoura to Oamaru, that I realised that, at midday, the sun is due North, not South. I had assumed we would be facing into the sun on our drive from North to South, but realised after a couple of hours that it was just the opposite. Throughout the trip, I found it really hard to orient myself by the sun.