Lots of things are changing around here and sometimes it can all be a little overwhelming but I am learning to take one step at a time. Lots more on this soon but in the meantime I have just returned from another travelling adventure. It involved a motorhome, 2 kids, my hubby and a journey around the South Island of New Zealand.
It was ahhmaaaaazzziiinnnnnngggg!!! We were surrounded by glaciers, snow capped mountains, lakes, rivers and pretty much different scenery around every bend. I knew it was going to be beautiful but I was blown away by just how seriously beautiful it was.
Lake Tekapo and its teal Glacial waters
Ice capped peaks on the way to Milford Sound
Im not sure if my camera did this landscape justice. I struggled to capture the vastness of this beautiful place. We mainly freedom camped so no big camp grounds for us. We parked our van on riverbeds and beaches with not a soul in sight…just us, the van (and sometimes the sand flies).
Freedom camping at the Beach
We did manage to get bogged here after arriving in the late afternoon. Thats a pretty heart sinky kind of feeling when your enormous vans wheels start spinning. Luckily I have a very handy hubby who managed to get us out. We may have had to jack up the van and use the frying pan as a spade but it all worked in the end.
Light house at Waipapa Point, South Coast
It was four seasons all rolled into one. Crazy winds where I thought the van might just tip over (much to Marks amusement and frustration), freezing sub zero temperatures on some mornings and then days warm enough to contemplate swimming (that never happened). Everyone said we were lucky with the weather and Im pretty sure they were right.
Morning reflections on Lake Tennyson
Sky reflections on the mud flats on the South Coast
Most of these pics were taken from the places we parked our camper and stayed the night. I feel just a little bit lucky to have spent time in such an amazing place and if you ever get the chance to go you should definitely go and have a big grand adventure.
p.s. I saw an owl, a real one, a white one, just sitting on the ground, in the middle of the day, I may have got a little bit excited, I may have never ever ever seen one for real…ever…until now. ( I know there were lots of commas there but it was pretty exciting…owls are my ultimate)
Go and have an adventure, it makes your heart sing just a little bit!