Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The towns of Arrow and Queen!!!

Last of the winter snow near GlenorchyOld mooring at Glenorchy
Queenstown was brilliant, we had a wonderful day!!!
The last winter snow on the way to Glenorchy, and an old mooring at the lake’s edge.
The beauty of the Southern Lakes is something to be valued, enjoyed,
and taken in large doses. we were here in 1986, and so much has changed, and, again, so much is the same.
The clear water, the last winter snow on the tops, and the magnificence of huge mountains, rocky walls and sheer cliffs,
 Paradise is up thereGlenorchy shed
Paradise is further on, and the little shed told it’s own story with the name there
for all to see.
These Roosters just asked to be in the photos, but were not for sale!!!

roosters at Glenorchy
Treasured by their owner.
.More roosters 

The road is all sealed, from Queenstown to Glenorchy,
and maybe even to Paradise, we didn’t go  that far ,  and we found the same spot we camped  the last time we were here,  at the little bridge, the water’s edge just  seemed to be further away from the road now.
shoreline at WakatipuOn the way to Glenorchy
What did the travellers think when they first walked this way,
forging a track through the bush and trees. I reflect on all their hard work
and am sure they endured many very cold nights there.
Arrowtown is waiting in the wings.
Quotation of the day,  from Nancy J
“ A moment  of deep thought and quiet reflection”
Cheers from Jean

1 comment:

June said...

Lovely photos Jean - and I love the roosters too. I didn't realise Paradise was a town! When my son wrote "Farewell to Paradise" on one of his photos I thought he just meant it was an amazing place!