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... detour witch added a couple hours. This very remote gravel-road brings you right smack true an Military live shooting exercise Area and the orange Flags where up indicating it was active. Since it was already late afternoon I figured the probably had already wrapped up the today's activities but just not not collected the flags. I stopped to see if I could hear any shooting activities but there where none and pater I saw the Military truck heading ...
... could see the snow-capped peaks of where we were headed. Around 12 30, we finally arrived in Lake Tekapo. We stopped by the gorgeous lake (think NZ's version of Lake Louise) and visited the quaint Church of the Good Shepard, as well as the monument to collie dogs. We were extremely lucky as the sun was brightly shining, and there was not a cloud in the sky.
We stopped at the small Lake Tekapo village and walked the shops ...
... and we suddenly realized the weather was clear &sunny and we had enough time to go to Mt. Cook!
Expecting windy, narrow roads, such as those on the west side of the glacier mountains, we were pleasantly surprised to find them straight and wide, including two-lane bridges, a rarity in mountain country! Our only delay was when a huge herd of sheep was ...
... Climbing school is situated there and the region hosts numerous climbers and "wannabe's". The hikes we took were moderate and finally used my hiking pole after carting it all the way here. Lake Tepako is home to an astrological research centre atop Mt John thus providing a good hike up to the observation peak and then around part of the ...
... as the Kiwis would say.
Speaking of which, our daily Lingo lesson included THE GREAT KIWI EXPRESSION, G’day, owyagoin mate?????
We also stopped for photos at Waitaki dam wall to admire closely the incredible opalescent turquoise coloured water. This we are told is due to ROCK FLOUR (ground glacial rock particles suspended and reflected in the water.