The view from the cabin complete with rainbow
(Jan) Up early (with Daniel!) to get the early coach with Alan (Steve) and Christine to Queenstown. Met some previous fellow travellers on the bus. Lovely ride through the Cardona Valley which is busy with skiers in Winter. Passed through an old gold panning township or two.
Queenstown a busy bustling town after the quiet road. Had time to kill so went for a wander round the shops and for coffee(s). Met Steve/Alan & Christine back at the car hire office where we picked up our Nissan Pulsar. Thrown abit initially as automatic and I could shift it into drive. Smooth runner once we got going. Had a guided commentary and much good conversation on road to te Anau. Alan & Christine live in North Island but basically work hard so they can play hard at the tramping game. Interesting to hear about NZ from the inside.
The view was changing all the time
Accommodation for 2 nights at Te Anau
lovely - almost as good as Wanak - view not as high up over the lake and both missing the varied company but motel room very clean and very pluch and same price as bare room we had at Fox sharing hostel facilities. Treated ourselves to NZ wine as here for 2 nights and bought a few bits and pieces to take home. Weather very stormy tonight after fine day.
Managed to get thumbnail cards of photos printed off - looking good. THINK I've emailed them home too.
We saw a tent walking across the site tonight. Obviously someone who feels very insecure and doesn't want to be seen. There's got to be joke in there somewhere - What do you call a man with a tent on his head? Answers on a postcard please.