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alex natusch’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

MapHi. We are now in Wanaka. We arrived yesterday after a long drive from Te anua. It was a very hot beautiful day, and we stopped near Queenstown for lunch and a cold swim in Lake Wakatipo. As we went to bed last night, it started raining and hasn't stopped since!!
The kayaking adventure was an experience. The Doubtful Sound scenery was amazing, and not to be missed. We saw dolphins and a seal..swimming near to our small kayaks. The only downer was the sandflies....They were everywhere on shore, and bite me (Lucy) to death. I have over 50 bites. And we had to sleep in the forest overnight and use the composting toilet too...!! Which is where they bite my bum!! There were mountains all around us, reaching up to 1600m tall.
We are off to Fox Glacier today, in the hope that it stops raining by then!!!!