Hello again.....we have called in at this coffee shop twice now and have enjoyed their plunger for 2 option with a little side of cream for me.....and shared this sugar free dark choc with almonds
right in Wanaka and walking distance from our accomodation
there was a bit of a craft fair on Sunday
and the mountains had a bit of cloud cover but the weather has been fantastic
Sunday we had a bbq lunch right on the verandah of our villa
Sunday night we went out for tea to wanaka speights ale house and no fire needed at this time of the year lol
Paul had some lovely pork with vegies
I had bacon wrapped chicken breast and could only eat half of the carrot/beans and hardly touched the kumera mash.....
nice bottle of red we enjoyed
after tea we had a walk around the park area in Wanaka and too a shadow pic of us near the large hand
shadow snap in the playground with dinosaur slide in background
and another just because it looked so neat and tall
and beside the creek flowing into Wanaka lake
the sun was almost setting over the mountain
Yesterday (Monday) we took a drive to Queenstown which is roughly just over an hours drive away and on our way back stopped to check out the view from here....airport runway is way in the background between the river and the lake.....
selfie attempt lol
others walking over the edge in this area
Woody enjoyed this view too
then we stopped at another spot to have a short walk
and another neat shadow shot
handy having the stairs to climb up over the fence
looking back to Paul coming on up
and view from here shows the airport runway but even further in the distance and the planes have to fly between these mountains.....amazing
my crazy selfie
and Paul relaxing last night......
Today (Tuesday) we decided on a drive out to do some walking
plenty of rock/mountains along the way
lake Hawea but more pics on our way back
Woody joined us on some of the walks
stuck his feet in my pocket so he swung along as I walked lol
hollowed out old tree
the falls are in the distance
bit of a zoom snap
and rocks every where we walked across lol
Paul saying hello
and as Woody was watching a boat whizzed by.......
this one was pretty neat too
"wow" said Woody
zoom into the bottom
yes another one
and people have created lots of rock mounds all over this area
now no Woody and no snaps of track as it was steep/rocky/no fun/scary lol
but here is the view from the top.....
nice zoomed snow....
back down the bottom I was happy and we were both HOT lol
much nicer walk this one
uh oh swing type bridge
and blue the water was
and a popular spot
back on that swing bridge which is supposed to not have more than 10 at a time but most seem to ignore.....eek.....
Lake Wanaka snap at the head end
and looking back the other way.....
and then past Lake Hawea lake-hawea/ info
view from the lookout sign.....
then climbed up this section for better pics
now we are back at our Villa hungry after all that walking and touring around.....
Hope you have again enjoyed our travels which will continue on lol