words fail me(!!) to express what an amazing experience going to this place was..
This pic was taken at the beach at Punaikaki rocks and Blow hole..
we didnt realise how close we were to the actual rocks area.. and we could have watched the spectacular sunset from there.. but we ventured to the rocks the next day..
no one is really sure how or why the rocks formed in such a way...
but its very unusual..
as you can see the name pancake rocks is very apt, as the stone does actually look like layers and layers of pancakes!
This pic is taken looking towards the beach where the sunset picture was taken.. and also the campsite area where we stayed the night..
I can only imagine how Capt Cook felt when he chanced upon NZ all them many years ago... as the shoreline is soo rugged.. very much like Cornwall to be honest.. just far more forested and impenetrable... its sight from afar must have filled them all with complete wonderment!
I cant remember where this was taken exactly.. but we had stopped to get some fresh fruit, from one of them roadside stalls.. and the railway line was just there!!
This is lake Mathieson
with the wind rippling the water..
when the wind drops!
Mount Cook is on the Right and fox Glacier is on the left(i think)
As you can see the people on the walk look like tiny dots.. and the Ice was very dirty too
Nothing like you see in the movies!