Mount Cook although a little rainy

Published: January 28th 2011
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Lake Tepako and a very small church for the original settlers
Today is Friday 28th January. I have already become unaware of what the date and day is! Ooh the travelling life!

Travelled from Stewart Island, which was fabulous, also known as Oban only 400 people reside on the Island! There are treks around the island, walked around to the observation point to look at the bays below. Would love to return here and spend a couple of days trekking around- there are public huts where you can camp down for a night to trek again!

Next onto the petrified beach and saw two yellow eyed penguins, as they were quite large there was much debate amongst the group that in fact they were fake, but movement proved that they were real! No photos sadly as not able to get too close as they have chicks at the moment.

Arrived into Dunedin the Scottish town, tourist stop to the worlds steepest street- 1:2 gradient where cars struggle to get up! However Dunedin is more importantly the home of Speights brewery!! Where of course it was necesary to undertake a beer tour and sample the delights of the locals ales!

Today was onto Mount Cook, went via Orauma

Beautiful day and blue waters at Lake Tepako
which is known as the victorian town, where there still travel around on penny farthings sadly did not see any when we were there! But there is road art made out of machinery ie a motorbike made out of tractor parts!

Then onto the final destination of Mount Cook in the national park steeped in Maouri tradition, sadly very drizzly and misty so was not able to do the walk and boat cruise to the glaciers which was a shame, but did go for a walk around the base, what a magnificent view- last photo is MC but it really does not do it any justice.

I have decided to go for the white water rafting so thats tomorrow!

Ps I have uploaded my photos take a look!

Until the next installtment!

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Yes this is the tin shed that I stayed in at Gunns Camp

The magnificent waterfalls at Milford Sounds

Stewart Isaldn also known as Oban!

The petrified beach and yellow eyed penguins- yes I did see them!

The Steepest Street- you guessed it I did not climb it!

Mount Cook looking a little misty

30th January 2011

Lisa Looks like you are having fun. Dad x

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