Cuándo/Dónde -- When/Where -- Wann/Wo

October -> Zu Hause/En casa/At Home

sábado, 28 de mayo de 2011

Drive Back to Christchurch

After the destroying trek in Te Anau, some pics of the nice way back. Stopped in Lake Tekapo, wonderful views, but no ESPN anywhere, so will watch the final of the Champions league on the internet...

Another lake between Queenstown and Lake Tekapo:

Lake Tekapo:

Old church before the lake:

Taken while driving...

I think that was it for New Zealand, but one never knows...

viernes, 27 de mayo de 2011

Tramping - Kepler Track

I went to Te Anau in the heart of Fiordland and did a 3-day trek in one of the most popular tracks, the Kepler Track. Since it is winter, it was almost empty. I met 3 french guys who saved me from having a very cold and bad time at one of the huts:

The first day after arriving to the first hut, piece of cake:

The kiwi experience (we didn't see any):

Playing cards (Blandine, Nick, Nil and Jean):

The morning at the lake before starting:

Some lunar scenario on the way:

The waterfalls:

Cutting wood for the fire:

A small view of what was awaiting us the next morning:

My bed with thermal isolation blanket (thanks Blandine!):

And the next morning, got up at 4 am, ready to walk 30 km. through the high ranges of the area:

Small snow flocks when we reached the first top:

Nice view before the sunrise:

Spectacular sunrise!:

Posing in front of a lake:

General scenarios:

And the next entry... No clue, maybe still NZ, maybe Santiago de Chile?

martes, 24 de mayo de 2011

Car Tour - Fox Glacier and amazing drive

The long drive between Fox Glacier and Te Anau was the best so far in NZ, even better than the Arthur's Pass drive!:

Nice beach on the Haast road:

Stunning Cardrona's Valley:

Rock formations at the Fox Glacier:

The Fox Glacier:

Pic from the car arriving to Wanaka:

At some river crossing:

Another pic from the car, the landscape changes constantly:

Nice beach:

Nice lake before Wanaka:

I am considering doing some tramping for 3 days at Te Anau, where I am, so maybe won't upload pictures for a while...

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

Car Tour - Pancake Rocks and Franz Joseph Glacier

After a relatively good night at the car I went to see the Pancake Rocks and drove all the way down to the Franz Joseph Glacier. It was worth:

General view of the Pancake rocks:

An open stream tothe Tasman Sea:

A beach that I found during the drive:

The Blair Clown Project:

Is that a Kiwi?

 Another view of the Pancake Rocks:

Lateral view at the Glacier:

Ithare Lake (or something like that):

The Glacier (or Mordor...):

I like waterfalls:

Got to spend my time somehow...
 Again the Glacier (it was very nice):

 Panoramic view of the lake:

And let us see what will come today!!