Mountains, lakes, rain and glaciers of the kiwi Land
Today I have a small cold but you can't heard me, so it is ok....
Did you enjoy the pictures I published yesterday? I hope so because today I will show you more of them.
After visiting Mt Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand (3754 m), we went to Queenstown.
"Rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal clear air, and just so much to do. From bungee jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, the tricky part is extending your stay to try and fit everything in".
This is the introduction of this city you will read on every books and on internet...and that is true! Queenstown is a beautiful village, in my opinion and it is very famous for its ski runs. In winter you can see white mountains that plunge in the Lake Wakatipu.
As I've just written, there are a few of bridges where you can try a bungee jumping (I'll never do it!). We went to see one of the sites, the Kawarau Suspension Bridge with an height of 43 m, and here you can see the pictures:
In the South island you can find also gold fields, they are now tourist places and it is interesting to see how mines were once.
Punakaiki is one of the major tourist attractions on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Here you will find the Pancake Rocks. They have irregular chasms and ridges, typical of limestone country. The layers of resistant bands of limestone are separated by softer, thin, mud-rich layers. Erosion by water, wind and salt spray near the coast has etched out the rock, forming the distinctive ‘pancakes’.
During our trip throughout the South Island we had a couple of days with bad weather. In New Zealand it means that you will find a lot of rain!!!! Just have a look at these pictures!
Can you see the men over there?
Finally, we had a walk on one of the Glaciers located on the west coast, the Franz Josef Glacier.
And the bad weather ended up in a beautiful view....again!!
Thank you Maycon, I really would like to have a cup of coffee with you. We have our blog but it is in Italian, unfortunately! Maybe you will meet here, who knows!!
Thank you Leila, it is been nice having you in this blog! Anyway, I hope to read about you before finishing.
Hi Anita and thank you for your comment! I know just some Italian ways to predict the weather and they seem to be just the same of yours (apart for the legend of Saint Medard)!! It is amazing, sometimes the same sayings are used in two countries far away from each other! For example we say that two people are like cat and dog when they can't stand each other. The same is here in New Zealand, about 18.000 Km far away!
I was thinking about thunders and lightning . In my little village in Italy they say that the noise of a thunder is made by St. Peter, our patron saint, that it is rolling nuts. There is also the saying "Red on evening, we wish good weather".
Cristina you are right and, as you can see, also Simon corrected me....auch!! I'm a good worker though ..ahahah!!
You are right Toni!!! Keep on writing!
Well, it's all for today.
I'll catch up with you in the next days!!
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