Mackenzie Country Inn
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... bottom of the mountain – not the mountain itself) but looking up the valley from the southern end of Lake Pukaki, it seemed like the mountain ranges were in the cloud, meaning we wouldn’t get much of a view. The weather had been closing in all afternoon after our very sunny start to the day. So after popping by the visitor centre to try some local (?) Mt Cook salmon sashimi, we found a spot to camp by the lake. The water was ...
... the sides and across the road, causing a sheepy-roadblock! (and we couldn't believe it, when, returning from Mt. Cook, the very same sheep caused another blockage! Too funny, with the sheep-dogs yapping and snapping at their heels!)
We drove for miles and miles along beautiful Lake Pukaki, a deep-turquoise colour due to glacial rock-flour suspended in ...
... right? What did I know? The next morning we drove to Mount Cook, only 60km away. We stopped a lot so that I could take my eyes off the road and look at the mass if mountains before us. I was shocked at how quickly the landscape had changed in such a short amount of time; dazzling us with a new grandeur. Our next campsite was tucked right into the mountain range and was basic, no kitchen or showers here, so this meant it was a lot cheaper; half the price of our last ...
Following Lynn and Pat's visit Thursday to Friday, we cleaned up and packed up a house for the last time in NZ. This was the start of the final road trip starting in Wanaka and travelling through South Island East coast then North Island West coast before ending in Auckland and a final trip to Waiheke Island with the two sets of cousins. Our first stop was Mt Cook which I had only thought of as a last ...
... 10 or so telescopes and the guide explained about different astronomical things, I think there wasn't a single question he had no answer to. We saw Venus and Jupiter through telescopes, plus the cratered outline of the moon. It was really amazing. Danilo was really impressed. The tour gave us these thick parka coats so that I felt like a marshmallow, but at least a warm one, and we got hot chocolate and afterwards we ...