Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
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... up the west coast. A short way out of town we stopped at Lake Mapourika to eat lunch. Within an hour we'd gone from walking with thermals and crampons on the glacier ice to sat in t shirts on the sandy lake edge! After a 2 hour drive flanked by snow capped mountain ranges and lush fields of pasture we arrived at Hokiitika, stronghold of the indigenous pounamu (greenstone). We took a wander round some of the many galleries exhibiting a wide range of ...
... the cold forced me back into the van.
I stopped from time to time to stretch my legs and make use of other people's loos and ended up at Lake Tekapo around 1:30. Once again I took a few photos. I decided to go for luxury tonight and booked into a powered site. Used the shower in the van and discovered that there is plenty of water pressure and the water is very hot. Headed off to bed warm, clean and comfortable. I hope I wake the same way.
Got back to the van and tossed a coin - would I head to Arthurs Pass or not? It was bright and sunny so I headed off. About 10 km short of the pass the rain started and the mist started to close in. Ah well. Kelly, back at the motor home place, said she'd been up here twice this year and it was sunny both days. Not so this afternoon.
I've bitten off a big ...
... to waste the time and gas only to be disappointed. There were some breaks in the clouds just as we approached the turn off for the gorge so we took that as a sign that we should go for it.
We saw two rainbows on the way there and even got a (brief, tiny) patch of blue sky. It was very pretty even with the clouds and we were glad we went. Right before we left I remembered to get out my polaroid filter for my camera and ran back to take a quick ...
Magical place, that's for sure. Andrew went off mountaineering in my cook area, so Henrik and me met some great people from all over the place ( Canada, Germany, Sweden) to have a good group going bouldering with and solve all those problems;) Also I went on a really nice ...