Well. What a day. If we thought yesterday had been packed that was nothing compared to today. We well and truly earned our steak barbecue - although the day's efforts did mean Daz at least could not even finish a glass of wine!
Started off later than planned with a lie in but straight off to Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake for the “best ½ day walk in the South Island”. Can't say if this is true or not but it was amazing. Sort of like a super sized, super charged version of the best walks in the Lake District with beautiful views of the the huge expanse of Lake Wanaka all the way up and sight of Mt Aspiring the third highest mountain in NZ. The walk should have taken three hours but we did it in two and a bit, running most of the way down.
Then it was back along the lakeside to find our own private beach for a picnic - you would not find that in the UK - and a quick sun bathe and paddle before the afternoon's activity of cycling along the shore of Lake Wanaka. We thought we would take it
easy with a little pootle along to a few lookout points but as soon as the first person overtook Loz her competitive edge kicked in. She shot off with Daz struggling in her jet stream. Ended up with the ride lasting 3 ½ hours taking in most of the coast and a less than gentle climb back into Wanaka and a well deserved beer.
We've been planning to do this trip for years but somehow never got around to it until now... We've spent hours planning and researching, Daz reading all the guide books and Loz trawling the net... We've saved up our holiday for a whole month off work...We've booked 20 campsites, 4 flights, 4 hotels, a ferry and a 'Jucy Cruiza' campervan... and we're off to New Zealand, Tokyo and Hong Kong on the biggest trip of our lives!!!
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