We have left Lake Tekapo today which was beautiful. The lake was such a beautiful colour of blue and our campsite was overlooking it so we went to sleep with an awesome view. The night sky is supposed to be the best i the world due to the air clarity but it was quite cloudy but we popped out to see the stars through the clouds anyway and it was so peaceful!
After Tekapo we drove to Lake Pekaki and took more scenic shots there. Due to his alledged interest in hydro electric power we also went to see a HP station. It was awesome... Well the colour of the water was as was the surrounding scenery.
Our travels to Queenstown took us via Lake Wanaka. We had to visit it as if it was spelt just a little bit differently Carls jokes would have been a lot funnier. We sat next to the lake and had dinner outside which was delicious. We had to have a pub lunch after we figured out we are sick of beans and cheese although I was going to mix it up a bit and add ham.
Whilst at Wanaka we decided to go kayaking on the lake for an hour. We harassed some ducks and enjoyed the serenity of drifting along a glacier lake with snow topped mountains in the back ground and impossibly blue water. It is the kind of water from the Waterboy (brother you know the glacier stuff) and it was freezing. When we got back and I asked the guy for a refund as we didnt see any penguins i dont think he found me funny.
We drove through Lord of the Rings country for the afternoon and made lots of little stops to take in the views as you really cant appeciate them when driving, at least I told Carl he cant anymore after almost coming off a hairpin turn "cos the mountains were pretty"! The place is spectacular, every turn a new mountain range pops up or a new valley opens out. It is a slightly more glam version of the brecon beacons really but with more sheep and snow.
We made it to Queenstown for the afternoon and checked into our new site. We then wandered into the town to look at the shops and who did we bump into, Cath & Rob, Carls cousins. Such a small world, they were off to a wedding so we will be meeting them for breakfast and sharing all the news from back home.
Queenstown is really pretty, kinda like a ski village in the alps I guess. We have already been up the gondala/cable car to take in the viws and watch the bungy jumpers. We are not jumping till tomorrow so we thought we would just check out what we were getting ourselves into! Believe it or not it is quite high those bungy things!
Today we just took on the luge/toboggan and had a few goes on that. The helmet they made us wear was humiliating but had either of us had a seizure we would have been fine! We have pictures to confirm how stupid we looked. It was hilarious though. I was behind Carl and got to witness his unintended jumps!!!
All in all a fab day, great scenery and lots of fun stuff done from the tick list.
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