Monday, 11 August 2014

A weekend away.

My beloved and I took off for the weekend. A two hour drive from home, takes us into the mountains.
Although snow storms had been predicted, there really wasn't that much snow about, most of it seemed to fall further south.
 And higher up!
 Meanwhile, we were able to explore in the sun. We came across a hydro-electric damn that Tony hadn't visited before. Just look at the size of those penstocks!! 
 I will never tire of seeing the lakes, their colours and the stunning views.
 Tekapo was bathed in sunshine. Not quite warm enough to do without the woolly layer though!
 Here's a peep at the bach we stayed in. (Pronounced batch)
 Of course I was delighted by the locals.
 And put out bread crusts to encourage them.
 Before driving home on Sunday we visited Mount Cook. The tallest peak.
There was a little cloud around, but the sun shone for us.
 We watched some movies in the theatre. Hows this for a screen?
 The dome was lowered over the seats. Made movie going a different experience.
There is also a small museum dedicated to the early explorers and settlers to the Mount Cook area.
It was a bit of a challenge to get to, until quite recently.
We had a lovely weekend.
But it was nice to be back home last night and curl up on our own sofa, before climbing into our own bed.


Janice said...

What a lovely way to spend the weekend. I'm glad you are getting to do some exploring of your new home. Those snowy mountains are stunning.

Cath said...

I just love the mountains and the lakes in NZ......It is all so beautiful.

Diane-crewe said...

looks beautiful x and that screen! wow!

Jenny said...

Looks like you had a great weekend, and got to see a bit more of New Zealand.

Gari in AL said...

Your get away sounds wonderful. Good for you both.