The view across the lake
The following day I walked with David beside the lake for an hour of continuous walking (only 363 more days to go!). Later in the day, we went up in the gondolas to the top of the mountains overlooking Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. You can see the stunning view behind Brian, Avis and David in the photo. Everywhere you look there are activities to do – parasailing, paragliding, a luge, bungee jumping, water-skiing, jet-skiing, mountain biking, sailing – almost every type of outdoor sport you can imagine. I was very tempted to paraglide, maybe I will – I’m seriously thinking about it!
On Thursday we began sorting our things and packed ready to return to Invercargill on Friday, but I still managed to walk – this time the other way around the lake and for one-and-a-half hours – Avis thought we had got lost! We will be sorry to leave this magnificent place. The scenery is simply stunning and everywhere you look you can’t help seeing the range of mountains called The Remarkables – so called because they are… quite… remarkable!