New Zealand – March 30th

Continued from March 29th.

Sunrise came so early! I was parked within sight of the shore of Lake Tekapo, and a beautiful pink and blue sunrise came over the mountains on the other side of the lake- the best sunrise so far. The sky turned fire-red. 

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I made a short visit to a famous church in Lake Tekapo, but it was covered in tourists. Next I tried to get the reflections in the Pukaki canal that flows between lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, but the canal road is closed for the year. I made a few other short walks to the lakeshore of Pukaki; it was cloudy and bright so the lake isn’t shining its usual turquiose.

 I hiked to a Kettlehole on a terminal moraine hill of the former Pukaki glacier, with great views of Mt cook over the lake, but the distant clouds prevented a great sunset. 

I found a HEDGEHOG! Hedgehogs are not native to New Zealand, but this one was just mindin’ his own wild hedge business with the best view in NZ. 

Even though I had paid to stay the night in Tekapo, I camped out in the parking lot in the hope of a good sunrise over Lake Pukaki. It was to be my last sunrise in the south island. 

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