#35 - back in te anau from the doubtful sound

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Up close & personal with a waterfall!

*****DAY FIFTY-ONE (Thurs, Jan 22) - MORNING ON THE SOUND & TE ANAU TAKE TWO*****

Our room decided to get up at 5am to see what the sound looked like at the crack of dawn & we hoped we would catch the sun rise.  (Um....yeah...that would require that there weren't CLOUDS and RAIN blocking the sun!)  Anyway, it was fun to be some of the first ones up on the ship and to see the sound SO incredibly peaceful and calm. 

Today we saw some AMAZING waterfalls.  So impressive and awe-inspiring!!!  So, we cruised around a bit more before we headed back to do the whole bus ride to boat ride to bus ride back to Te Anau.  Played some more "Up the River, Down the River" on the boat ride back with Chris & Alan Campbell.

Sunset in Te Anau.
...very fun...and it made the trip go so fast.

Today I was a total zombie.  Didn't get much sleep at all last night since we were the last to go to bed & the first up.  Dominic was catching a bus a couple hours later so we decided to grab lunch...and after he went on his merry way, I was kind of a mess.  I was tired & was making bad decisions.  I drove to my hostel (I got this single room in this holiday park thingy - wow - it was kind of like being in a dorm, or a prison, or something very sterile, small & not that great - but hey, it worked for the night)....then went to do laundry...then realized I left something back at the hostel, so I went back.  I was just kind of a bumbling idiot all day wandering around aimlessly.  I knew I wanted to go to bed early & get a really good night's sleep because I had a long drive the next day.  But, it was gorgeous out - so I didn't want to miss the nice weather.  SO - I went to the lake, hung out, watched the sun set, then went back to my place, made a quick little dinner & went to bed!  Oh - I also spent some time mapping out my next couple days in NZ....I feel like now that my trip here is coming to an end soon that I need to make sure I have time to get everything in!!!  AH!  Where did 2 months go?!?

PICTURES COMING SOON!  :)

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Up close & personal with a waterfa…
Up close & personal with a waterf…
Sunset in Te Anau.
Sunset in Te Anau.
Up bright & early on the Doubtful …
Up bright & early on the Doubtful…
Dominic & Natalie jumping on the d…
Dominic & Natalie jumping on the …
Early morning Doubtful Sound jumpi…
Early morning Doubtful Sound jump…
So peaceful & beautiful in the mor…
So peaceful & beautiful in the mo…
Playing with my fancy camera setti…
Playing with my fancy camera sett…
Dominc, me & Natalie
Dominc, me & Natalie
SOOOO many waterfalls!
SOOOO many waterfalls!
More waterfalls!
More waterfalls!
Even more waterfalls!
Even more waterfalls!
Really unbelievably gorgeous!
Really unbelievably gorgeous!
Captain Stewbing.
Captain Stewbing.
The back of the boat
The back of the boat
Natalie on the bus - is that a wat…
Natalie on the bus - is that a wa…
By some river on the way back to L…
By some river on the way back to …
Alan & Chris Campbell - check out …
Alan & Chris Campbell - check out…
A cheeky Kea.
A cheeky Kea.
Beautiful night back in Te Anau.
Beautiful night back in Te Anau.
I love these vans!!!
I love these vans!!!
Sunset in Te Anau.
Sunset in Te Anau.
Te Anau
photo by: Besandri