After stopping at a deserted Gore airfield for lunch, I headed across the Kaihiku Range to Balclutha. The cloudbase was sometimes below 1500 feet, so I wasn't able to fly very high.
I back-tracked to land at Balclutha and had a pleasant chat with a couple of South Otago Aero Club members. Of course they were interested to look over the GP One and ask lots of questions.
Headed west to find the Waipahi farm where my son and his family were staying. All the paddocks were too small, too steep, had powerlines in them or were full of sheep, so no landings today. I just circled twice while they all waved enthusiastically from the house.
Then it was on to Gore.
Final leg was back to Oporo Flats to land in the 'pocket handkerchief'-sized paddock. With a very light SW wind, I was able to come in low over the fence and stop quickly. I measured that it took 120m from threshold to full stop, so I was very pleased with that. Over 140m of airstrip left in front of me.