While still in New Zealand, I remember a distinct conversation with our dear friend, Nick. A conversation which sums up all the words I could add to such a blog post as this. Nick said to us, “What are you going to say to people when they ask you about this trip? How will you describe New Zealand.” I pondered a moment before I answered, “I will tell them, it looks just as the photos or just as a famous middle-earthly movie… but it’s impossibly more beautiful in person.” There aren’t words to describe New Zealand. The photos cannot possibly do it justice. Trust me when I say, it is incredibly, impossibly beautiful.
Nevertheless, I promised to share photos. And so I will.
We started the trip in Auckland, charming, warm, and friendly.
Then, off to the South Island! Queenstown in a word: epic. Goodness, we did not want to leave!
Since I jumped in 2011, I have dreamed of doing it again. This time, I got to tandem bungy with Keith: a highlight of a lifetime, indeed! Images via Kawarau Bridge Bungy.
About 30 minutes after landing in NZ, I requested that Nick learn a thing or two about my cherished camera. Lucky for me, friends, Nick not only learned, he has a real eye! The photos he captured of Keith and I from our trip will be loved for years to come. So, thanks, Nick. You know how happy I am.
Too many for one post. More photos here.