I thought that a two hour wait between flights would involve a lot of sitting around. Not so! Certainly not if you enter New Zealand with a set of hiking boots in each of your six (!) suitcases and you declare that you have visited a farm in the last 30 days. It was an exercise in patience to unpack each of those six suitcases before the airport audience, pull out all the hiking boots, have them inspected, treated, and returned good and clean (and WET) to pack back into the cases. That all pretty much covered the two hours nicely.
New Zealand, at least the little bit of it we’ve seen, is a place of magnificent beauty. I will never joke about it being just another southern state of Australia again. It really is unique. 🙂
This lake is across the road from where we are staying: the mountains are “The Remarkables”.
I wish we had planned to spend more time here. So far we have been very busy with the activities our hosts had planned for us (which have been great), but I yearn to explore some of the heritage listed national parks in the area.
Today we spent the day at the snowfields. It was cold. It’s very, very cold here!
I hope to catch up with everyone when I get home. 🙂