I had a bit of a sobfest on my drive out of Wanaka and that wee part of my life yesterday. Looking forward into the next few months there is no denying it is most likely going to be be one of the best adventures of my life! But that doesn’t remove the real sadness I had saying goodbyes to my amazing friends, town and mountains as I begin my pilgrimage to my new home; Auckland. Lucky for me the road North was too windy for too much crying AND it cruised me straight past Lake Pukaki (I always think it looks like it is made of toothpaste!) and the tallest peak of NZ, the majestic Aoraki – Mt Cook. The Mackenzie Basin is a staggering in its barren beauty and by far my most favourite part of the 6 hours north to my parents.
All pics by me – it really is THAT BLUE!