|Franz Josef Glacier|
|Cloud hide Mt Cook in the background|
|A fern frond unfurling|
After lake Matheson the road began winding into the mountains with a quick roadside stop called the Blue Pools, which I remembered from my last visit. The Blue Pools are a congregation point for large trout during the winter months that swim up from lake Wanaka. The pools are deep, blue, and cold.
Following the highway we wove through the mountains and into the Wanaka area. As pulled into our campsite for the we noticed a problem with our car horn. The horn would inexplicably honk when we hit a pot hole or closed a car door. Later we figured out that it was any vibration that caused the non-stop blaring noise, but we only figured this out after waking up everyone at the campsite in the early morning to their delight.
|A meadow passing into Wanaka|
|A close-up of Rob Roy, a hanging glacier|
|A Kea with Rob Roy in the background|