Firstly let us start by thanking you for all your comments along the way. We still have till next Thursday before we finally open the door back into Treen Towers, so not quite over yet. Although, when we fly off from Christchurch airport on Saturday, we are pretty sure it will feel like the beginning of the end. But do keep commenting we do love to read them and if you have not done so yet, please do because we hope to include comments as well as pictures in our ‘blurb’ book once we throw it all together.
The day was just beautiful. We thought yesterday was so good so we took as many Mount Cook pictures as we could, fearing it would be obscured this morning. Wrong. It was another clear, sharp,unpolluted day and I think we over did the number of pictures of mountain and lake but do you know what? Who cares? It is a once in a lifetime look at the world and we don’t have to bother about how many shots we have left on the reel of 36 anymore, so we haven’t!
The journey took us through Lake Tekapo, Fairlie, Geraldine, Ashburton, Chertsey and across the longest bridge in New Zealand at Rakaia. So funny when you see such familiar names. And like all the other journeys round each bend and over each hill the scenery, just as you thought you had a handle on it, changed completely.
Ever since we planned this crazy excursion and had gazed at the map of New Zealand, we had hankered after seeing a place called ‘Twizel’. Yesterday we got our wish and it wasn’t nearly as exciting as we had hoped! Shame but you can’t win them all.
As always some flowers and strange sights en route. Some of which we need your help with folks.
So we are eating out tonight, as we are back in a small B & B. Not sure after all this travelling, humping suitcases and even walking that any weight has been lost at all! Gulp.
Take care everyone and we hope you enjoy the last few days of our journey.
M & M