Happy New Year!!
Sunburnt and half bald… This is how I am greeting the new year… But also travelling to new places and appreciating those I love.
I woke yesterday feeling that I was putting the patterns of my life back together. I woke this morning remembering that home is not a place, but the people who live in my heart.
I’m leaving a piece of my heart in every place we visit in NZ. I could live here. I could own a boat! The lake is truly breathtaking. The mountains. The people.
So we quickly, and firmly, established the child would not even consider bungy, canyon swing, sky diving or paragliding… I even tried bribing with money! What teen doesn’t respond to money or food?!? But alas… No way in hell, was the response… Not even the scariest haunted house in the Southern Hemisphere…
We took a 360 speedboat up through the lake and up the shot over river. Glacier water is great for the skin so I’ve been told… But the temperature is not so great for the sanity! Take a hair tie!! This is my advice… And sunscreen Another piece of my heart left up that lake though. Mesmerising. Breathtaking. Just…
On the way back to the hotel, we discovered an Ice Bar! Another tick for that Bucket List 😉
Then finally… New Years!!
A line up of bands we’d never heard of, but enjoyed 🙂 we were there in time for Versificator and Mojo. NZers it seems, have a favourite song – Wagon Wheel?!? I think I may have heard it once – very C & W… That’s what we heard the year out with… Not my first choice… Not my choice at all! 😉 But we did enjoy the bands 🙂
Mojo and a countdown:
A gorgeous way to see 2015 out! It seems the teen can’t handle the crowds though because then we were out of there! 😂
Then driving on to Dunedin, Moeraki Boulders and Oamaru…