Thursday 16th August.
Beautiful fine day. Got up early and went down to the shore line as the sun was coming up over the hills, what a sight, so got some shots. We had a great trip to Wanaka via Cardrona. Stopped at the lookout, it was blowing a gale and so hard to take photo’s. Got to Lake Hayes and stopped there for a look around then carried onto Arrowtown, walked the streets and the old buildings have really been looked after, bought some lunch and headed onto Glendhu Bay, lovely spot, great van park $16 each a night for power, so quiet and the views are lovely. I did a big cook up again to last over the next few days, recharged everything up for the next round. We went down and looked at the Shotover Bridge, old and new, we were lucky enough to get a speed boat coming thru both ways.
This is a view from the old shot-over bridge looking up the Kawarau river towards the new shot-over bridge, the edge of the Remarkable’s in back ground. Kawarau Jet boat came through as well.
Arrowtown, the way it’s all set out, takes one back in time, beautiful food, wines and shops. A must to see.
This is the view from top of the Crown range going to Cardrona/Wanaka. Queenstown is down on the waters edge, great view of the valley. It was so windy could hardly stand up straight to get the photo.