You came back for round 2! If you missed it, here was the beginning of our trip.
Early into the trip, I officially lost count of how many flat whites Nick and I drank. Goodness, they are delicious.
We left Queenstown for Milford Sound via Te Anau. This leg of the drive was truly epic!
& windy. 😉
I shot with my Rebel camera a bit during the trip. Years ago, through its lens I fell in love with photography and found a small piece of myself. I will always cherish the feeling of that little camera in my hands.
Veggie pie at Lake Te Anau. We LOVE pies.
And we love views like the one below.
Can you see Nick in this next photo?
Next up, Milford Sound! We took a boat tour through the vast and beautiful fiord. It stormed that morning, but it was even more epic I think.
We left Milford Sound and headed along to the Southern Scenic Route: a roadway winding along the ocean on the southern island. We stopped as we saw fit. Meandering from one small town to another. This little town of Bluff was especially likable. The wind gave us a run for our money, but the ocean views and mountains made up for that, yeah? Chur.
The photo above is for my dad. He loves a field of cows. And so do I.
As so often when I travel, I returned home refreshed, invigorated, but with a tender heart. I live a delicate catch-22: travel fixed in the fibers of my being and home existing as my favorite place on earth. New Zealand awakened those parcels of my soul which need new sights, new sounds, and challenges. It did the same to Keith and his seasoned-traveler heart. We miss New Zealand. We miss Nick. We crave adventure again.
For now, we happily settle into the nooks and crannies of our little home, and continue to dream up the next voyage.
Don Rodenfels says
Thoroughly enjoyed the photos and commentary. Emily, you certainly have a gift of capturing life; both photographic as well as literary. I look forward to the next adventure that you and Kieth share on your blog!