For those who talked of that rail/road bridge I found a picture of it, with a car stopped (thankfully) and quite a big train on what I,thought were very small rails.
We left Te Anau and said goodbye to Roger and Wendy at Dunluce B & B, and left in their safe hands a message for Malcolm & Denise who we knew were following on behind us. We really want to know if the rice and mobile phone combo worked. I have kept meaning to say how well equipped all the B & B’s have been and how splendid their lounges, which sadly we have hardly indulged ourselves in at all. Next time.
Before we left, we stopped at the cinema first at 10-00am and watched a short film called Ata Whenua – Shadowland, which was a documentary film mostly filmed from a helicopter showing the amazing scenery of Fiordland. It only runs about 30 minutes and was made over a period of years, many of the scenes shot whilst looking for locations for Lord of the Rings. Apparently the guy who put it together couldn’t get a distributor so he built his own cinema in Te Anau, where it is now shown on the hour from 0900 till 1900 every day.
We then hit the road back to Queenstown. The weather was not as kind as it had been on the way down but the lakes various looked even more dramatic.
So dear chums and all our followers we arrived at a hotel, not like a hotel as you know it Jim. (R.i.p Leonard Nimoy) Pictures of this tomorrow. At first I thought we were back on the ‘rock’…………you’ll see. But boy the bed looks inviting and the view is just once more the best!
I have concluded, especially with the scenery that as you round each corner and gasp and gape, that the New Zealand government must employ a huge staff of people to pick up all the dropped jaws that must litter every corner of this wonderful country.
Thank you for reading and tomorrow a day of leisure in Queenstown! M & M