Having fixed my mountain bike that was stored in Wānaka with a flat tyre I took it around for a spin along the Clutha River. Was accompanied by a Canadian family member of Gill's. Such a great ride with amazing scenery.
@ Upper Clutha River Track
The one that got away. Having just arrived back in Wānaka I was still getting used to the +12 hours time difference. Received messages about the Aurora Australis being out at full force at 10pm. I went outside for a quick look and decided my bed was more tempting. Therefore missing out on one of the best displays of the southern lights in decades....
Within 24 hours of landing in Queenstown I was out in the Kiwi bush. Tagged along with Caleb and some of his mates to (re)visit a glacier. A great hour and a half walk to a beautiful viewpoint of the Rob Roy Glacier. Quite busy.. when I left NZ last it was still closed for visitors.. but seems that nature is healing -- and thus carparks are cramped, trails are busy -- and things are going back to normal.
@ Rob Roy Glacier
Happy face. Arrived in Queenstown after a 30 hour journey. Was picked up by Sophia, Noah and Caleb at the airport. Drove home and I could not resist paying this beautiful view point above Wānaka a visit. Wearing the t-shirt my family so kindly personalized for me.