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Oct 26, 2008 - Glentanner (2)

Amazingly, after the snow last night, the day dawned clear. I know it did coz I peeked out at 4 am, saw the snow on the ground and clear skies above, snuggled down and went back to sleep for four more hours! We spent some time this morning exploring the camp ground, pouring over maps and admiring the beauty and magnificence of Mount Cook. Eventually we decided that we would cycle up the valley road to Mount Cook Village, about 20kms away. It was our intention to cycle up there and camp (in the tent) for the night, but we thought we'd do a...

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Oct 25, 2008 - Wanaka - Glentanner

Depart Wanaka: 4153 km (10.30) Finally, and somewhat sadly, we had to say goodbye to Wanaka. We really enjoyed our time there and were sorry to leave, especially as the sun doesn't seem to want to shining there. The drive to Mount Cook was pretty easy and took about 3 hours. The scenery of course changed with every passing hour, rolling green hills to tussock dessert to snow capped mountains and blue, blue lake water. The valleys here are enormous – at least a mile wide and so flat the mountains that poke up at either side look completely...

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Feb 19, 2005 - A dog - out of the blue

We moved on to Twizel. When we got there we realised that it wasn't as great a cabin as we thought, but we had to stay because we had booked it. We had lunch and walked around the lake that the camp site was on. Then we went for a drive to Lake Tekapo. The lake looks like the sky it's so densely blue. There was an old brick church there, which dad said was the most photographed church in the whole world - he may have been exagerating!!! There was also a statue of a collie that symbolised the good work that the sheep dogs did in the Otago...

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