Friday, 30 December 2011

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is a lovely spot. We stopped there for a night on our way to Queenstown after leaving Timaru, having celebrated Grandma's 80th.

On arrival at Lake Tekapo we checked in at our accomodation and had a short rest.




Jo wanted to check out Lake Alexandrina where her family used to go regularly on holiday, located 10 kms from Lake Tekapo.



Lake Alexandrina was extremely picturesque and its beauty was enhanced by the lupins that are prevalent around the area.







From there we drove up to the Mt John Observatory and took in some stunning views.







It was a warm day and we decided to freshen up at Lake Tekapo's Hot Pools.











After dinner we took a walk to the Church of the Good Shepherd


and of course I had to take the obligatory lupin photos. Aren't they beautiful colours!




It had been a big day so we had an early night to be ready for a walk up Mt John next morning before a long drive to Queenstown.




11 comments:

Lea said...

I've never been to the South Island (except only once for about 2 days to Christchurch hospital for one of Bianca's treatments). So it is lovely seeing all your photos! Thank you for sharing! It looks like it was beautiful there. And nice to see you in some of the photos as well.

So is this the special thing you did with your girls??

Ellie said...

Lovely pictures - looks like a really beautiful place to visit.

Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

Nice photos Mr. Paul, have a great new years!!!

Buttons said...

Happy Birthday to you Grandma. These are fabulous photos. Everyone looks so happy I am wishing I was there now.
Happy New Year and all the best in 2012. B

Paul Forster said...

A happy New Year to you Victor. Glad you like my photos. We had a wonderful time.

Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

that`s great! :)

Forrest Carter said...

wow mr foster l it looks like your having a good time with your family . forrest carter

Paul Forster said...

Hi Forrest
We had a great time! Check out my latest blog on paragliding! It was amazing. Hope you are having a lovely holiday!

Anonymous said...

Mr forster you have been a great teacher in 2011 I'V learnt a lot from you. forrest carter

Forrest Carter said...

i did

Paul said...

You were a fantastic student, Forrest. Thanks for commenting on my blog. What do you think of the paragliding?