Thursday, 25 September 2008

MILFORD SOUND, fly, cruise, fly

Queenstown Airport.
In the aircraft, all eight of us.

Waterfalls from the air.

Homer Tunnel entrance.

Milford Sound entrance (note lighthouse).

We have company.

Glacial ice and frozen lake.

The Southern Alps.

Over the mountain tops.

The road to Coronet Peak looking towards Queenstown.

Walter Peak Station.

Milford Airport.

Our boat.

On the deck.

Stirling Falls, the wind caused by the the water displacing the the air is quite awesome.

A long, long waterfall.

Rainbow on the water.

Two of the several falls that only appear after heavy rain.

White streak of a waterfall against the dark walls of the Sound.

The shear cliffs of the Sound.

Entrance to Milford Sound from the Tasman Sea, no wonder Captain Cook missed it.

Contrast in light.

We fly through the Alps

Queenstown, Creeksyde is in the strip between the two lots of playing fields.

Final approach, Queenstown Airport.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008


After having a very,very nice long lunch at Amisfield Winery with our friends Trevor and Pam we have spent the rest of the day in the "Truck" as we are experiencing one of our rare wet days.

Thursday, 4 September 2008


The "Truck" needed a new COF and was due for a run so we decided to have an extra day off and head for Aoraki/Mt Cook.
Bendigo picnic area, Lake Dunstan, our lunch stop on the way North.

Our lunch table.

Lake Dunstan

Lindiss Pass

We did a 17k detour into Lake Ohau.

Tuesday arrival day, not the best weather.

After arriving in low cloud and light drizzle on Tuesday we awoke to a beautiful next day.
Glenn Tanner Holiday Park.

Old Mountaineers Cafe & Bar.
Speights Summit Lager (a top beer).

Nachos and beer lunch.

Mt Cook, centre of picture.

We enjoyed a couple of days of quietness and solitude at Glen Tanner Holiday Park after the busyness of Creeksyde.

Lake Pukaki, note the blueness of the water.

Salmon Farm, Ohau River

Feeding the salmon

Reflections Wairepo Arm, Ohau River