The Rock Boat Cruise, Bay of Islands. February 2014.
A great last day of our trip, spent on a little boat, visiting islands, snorkelling, kayaking and lying on a beach.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand. February 2014.
A 7 hour, 20km day hike. We climbed the Devil’s Staircase and crossed the South Crater in the fog, and just as we reached the Red Crater, the fog burned off, and we were left with a breathtaking view of Mt Ngauruhoe and the South Crater we had just blindly walked through. Continued on down to the Emerald Lakes and crossed the Central Crater and down into Ketetahi. A tiring but beautiful day.
Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, Mount Cook, New Zealand. February 2014.
An interesting fact: the terminal lake was formed approximately 40 years ago, and has doubled in size in the last 9 years, owing to there melting Tasman Glacier. Looking back at photos I took 4 years ago, it’s really clear just how much has melted.
Milford Sound, New Zealand. February 2014.
Last time I visited Milford Sound in 2010, we were staying in Te Anau and overslept and had to floor the drive into Milford Sound, and saw the most gorgeous scenery on the way in, this being perhaps one of my favourite photos taken out of the car window. This time we didn’t oversleep, but it was just as beautiful.