Our longest drive but more delightful scenery as we approach Akaroa. As were staying for 3 days, we used Holiday Homes to book ‘The Glen’, a delightful 3 bedroomed home at the far end of Akaroa, well away from tourists and we couldn’t have chosen better.
Saturday, 22 March 2014
It started on a glorious weather day as we made our way northwards from Lake Tekapo towards our destination of Akaroa. We experienced some characteristically country things like …
being brought to a complete standstill for 20 minutes by a flock of sheep crossing the road
interesting patterns made by the hay making boys
and an irresistibly low price for top quality fertiliser
we thought nothing else could be quite as riveting, but oh, I put it to you, just HOW wrong can two Jaffas be?? NOTHING prepared us for, wait for it, The Giant Jersey and the (Monstrously Manic) Medieval Mosaic (loosely translated as “the thing that has done both of our heads in and will probably never leave our memory”)
Friday, 21 March 2014
Another fabulous weather day on our drive over the Lindis Pass, through the MacKenzie country and on to Tekapo. The landscape is totally different here but stunning all the same. Just a few images from this part of the trip…
Thursday, 20 March 2014
We didn’t get to do the heli flight over Franz Josef (so I didn’t think I would have to face my small aircraft fear again on this trip) but on a spectacular day in Lake Wanaka Linz made a snap decision to phone Aspiring Helicopters at lunchtime and organised a flight for 3.30pm the same day.