Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

New Zealand Revisited (4)

New Zealand photo 'processing' is proceeding apace.
On 29 January 2008 we took several outings from Whitehorse Campground, including one up to Tasman Glacier View - above.
30 January saw us heading off to Queenstown, where we enjoyed this evening view across the lake.
31 January was spent in Queenstown, with a walk up Queenstown Hill, past this 'Basket of Dreams' sculpture.
After a night at Kinloch Lodge, we set off on 1 February along the Routeburn Track hiking route, stopping for the night at the Routeburn Flats Hut, where this Bush Robin was in residence.
On 2 February we continued to Lake Mackenzie Hut, via a cloud inversion on Conical Hill (1515 metres).
3 February saw us continuing along the Routeburn Track to join the Caples Track and finish up at the Upper Caples Hut. En route, there were some rather narrow sections of 'path'.
On 4 February we left the Upper Caples Hut (below) and got a lift from the road head back to the luxury of Kinloch Lodge.
5 February found us kayaking on Milford Sound.
An overnight cruise saw us at anchor in Harrison Cove, with the early morning view on 6 February shown below.
Meanwhile, I'm missing the TGO Challenge backpack across Scotland - I should have been in the Loch Ness area by now, bathing in an Arctic breeze, if it hadn't been cancelled. But my booking for next year in Torridon Youth Hostel was confirmed today...
And in Timperley the swifts arrived on time on 7 May, but sadly without the contingent that up to 2018 nested in our house. We miss them.


Sir Hugh said...

I'm still following. Fabulous memories for you from NZ but sadly they tend to emphasise what we are missing. I have found many new paths around home that seem to have evolved whilst I have been out and about further afield for a long time before the dreaded C.

I hope you are all in good cheer.

Phreerunner said...

Hi Conrad
I'm quite enjoying some of these little projects. My 'Pictures' folder still has hundreds of downloaded day by day sub-folders that need attention to avoid them being lost forever, and as you know it's very satisfying to produce a few books chronicling an assortment of trips that might otherwise get lost in the mists of time. I'm going well with the NZ indexing today, so there will be a few more pics tonight. Glad you are enjoying them. I'm enjoying your blog - it's so much more user friendly than those awful Facebook postings! (Though I do enjoy some of the pictures, especially from Marian Parsons in Patterdale.)
[No new paths here - just lots of socially distanced suburbia.]