Monthly Archive: January 2010

Coming Home, another trip done 0

Coming Home, another trip done

The interesting aspect of travelling is that you never stop learning, about yourself, your companions and the places and people that you meet. You end each trip saying, well that was good but I...

Tekapo, not worth the dough 0

Tekapo, not worth the dough

Queenstown continued to deliver in the morning. We had a leisurely check-out and wandered in to town. A bit of souvenir shopping, and we off up the gondola to the peak for a view...

Queenstown: the highlight! 0

Queenstown: the highlight!

We were sorry to leave Te Anau, although there were definite limits to what Paula could have done has we stayed. Just looking at the walks around there was enough, and I am determined...

At last, sun on the Sound 0

At last, sun on the Sound

We’re sitting on the steps outside the tour terminal, waiting to board our cruise boat for a trip up the sound. The sin is shining and we are surrounded by the steep-sided walls of...

Lake Hawea to Te Anau 0

Lake Hawea to Te Anau

Sunday night found us in Lake Hawea. About 80 minutes from Queenstown, the two lakes and their towns, Hawea and Wanaka, are absolutely beautiful. We were trying to make comparisons with other sights in...

The Wild South 0

The Wild South

We had already abandoned any idea of helicopters as we looked out at a flooded scene this morning. 300 mls of rain were flashing to the sea down the swollen rivers. Whole branches and...

A window full of glaciers 0

A window full of glaciers

I’m sitting in our cabin at Franz Joseph, looking at what may be the most spectacular view in atll our travels. From here we can see right into the glacier valley and, when the...