This morning was not a great morning for me. We woke up to a siren which sounded like a world war two siren, luckily it was just the fire station sending out for more help, wouldn’t say it was the nicest way to wake up! We had breakfast as usual, jumped into the camper and headed for a half day in Glenorchy. On our way however, I got an email from my Mum telling me that my beloved cat, Jessie, had to very suddenly be put down, which had me in tears for the rest of the day and night. Not a nice thing to hear when you are so far from home but the day had to go on…even if it was with me spreading tears wherever we went!
Glenorchy was a rather strange town, they had one main street which literally had one cafe and the information centre…but it was absolutely stunning all around us. I think the strangest thing we saw in Glenorchy was a woman with her Sheltand pony running along side her bike like a dog, she then let it loose and it ran up the peer and stood there looking at the scenery, just unbelievably sweet!
We started with a walk around Lake Wakatipu which was beautiful, had a quick game of sticks (and yes I won!) and then drove on to the start of the Routeburn track which is a four day hike, we had a quick walk there and then headed back to Queenstown. The drive to and from Glenorchy was just incredible, the views were unreal, and once again I spent most my time with my head stuck out of the window desperately trying to get a good picture of every second of the drive…I got a little snap happy!
When we got back to Queenstown we realised that we hadn’t actually had anything to eat since breakfast and it was now nearly 5pm, so we grabbed a quick sandwich from Fergbakers and then an ice-cream from Mrs Ferg…clearly Ferg fans!
We relaxed in the camper for a bit as I wasn’t feeling too energetic or happy. However I did pick myself up a bit in the evening and made us some pasta bolognese with Elliot on cheese duty again before we headed out to meet one of his rugby friends for a game of Pool.
Another day of amazing views and lovely walks!
Sorry this is such a short post, however we didn’t get up to too much more and I wasn’t in the best of moods all day and so probably didn’t appreciate everything as I should have done. Although I am very pleased that I was told about Jessie and will now have to put that news to one side and enjoy the rest of my time here!
Bye for now