I thought i would tell you all a little bit about my two day trip to Tekapo/Temuka/Fairlie. And because my family is super organised, it was the weekend after school holidays had finished 😉
We left Saturday morning (well, noonish) and we arrived almost four hours later at Fairlie.
After we got everything settled at the house, we set off for Tekapo which was only a twenty minute drive away. It’s not my first time visiting but every time I’m just blown away by the sheer beauty. In summer it looks even better and the water is a turquoisey colour.
A bus driver (I didn’t know this at the time) was walking around on the rocks yelling “Great view” or something like that. I only heard him when he got close to us so I said “Yeah definitely” trying to be polite. Apparently he thought we were wanderers who left his bus tour and he continued to yell at us for a minute till my sister told him that we were not on his bus. Then he promptly walked away. It was scary at the time because I understood nothing he was saying because it was all rushed but looking back it was probably the funniest part of the trip for me!
We had never been on a track around Lake Tekapo so we set out on the Cowans Track and promptly got lost… or so we thought. We passed houses, fences and poster warnings about poisonous plants and encountered many rabbits; some alive and some dead. Thankfully we didn’t accidentally step on them.
We believed we were lost but continued walking because that’s supposed to get you unlost… said no horror movie ever! Luckily it worked for us 🙂
Luckily the view is amazing so our fatigue did little to nothing to dampen our mood. However, the soles of my feet were aching so my kind brother decided to give me a piggy back after nagging at him for a good portion of the way. Unfortunately that turned out to be really hard and it was an even harder workout for my leg muscles than walking so I resumed on foot with the knowledge that I could no longer force my brother to give me piggy backs 😦
It wasn’t that marshy but I felt like Legolas/ Tauriel (basically any elf will do) because I was all nimble, leaping from rock to rock so my shoes wouldn’t get muddy… I’m proud to say it worked well and I also got out before everyone else.
Finally we got to the start and then began our mission to find food. Which was us walking around and around and around till we had visited the same restaurant/ cafe and just settled on some good ole fashioned hot potato chips 🙂
On our last day, we rode up a hill to see this stunning view. I tried to summon my inner sheep but I don’t think it really worked because they all bounded away as I got closer to the fence 😦
On the ride home, my sister really wanted to stop to take photos of all the flowers and stuff so we stopped here and spent a solid 25 minutes just admiring the view and taking out of focus photos of the dancer’s pose because we (ME) don’t have good balance.
Overall it was a really fun weekend and the popped ears were worth it because I saw some spectacular things and my love for New Zealand, specifically the South Island grew.
Hope you liked the photos 🙂 I will try post more often and I hope you enjoyed learning about my not so interesting weekend 😉 !!!
Farewell my minions ❤