South Island…..part 1
Exploring the South Island part 1
Lovely easy flight over, not so easy finding the place to pick up the hire car!
9th February 2017
Off I go…freedom is a white Nissan and Highway 73 via Alfred’s Pass.
Wow, oh wow, I mean OH MY GOD WOW!!!
I am struggling to find the words to describe the views as I drove through this alpine wonderland, the rock formations are amazing, and so many different, shapes, layers and colours. Much of the mountains are covered with pine trees, but there are also large swathes of grassland. There are cattle and sheep grazing at various intervals, as there are a couple of stations (farms) in the area.
There are many rivers and streams that meander through the valleys, and two stunning lakes.
The unfortunate thing is not enough places to stop and admire the vista and take photographs, or not enough warning of the upcoming stop points and I had passed them before I knew where I was.
There are meadows full of lupines and foxgloves, in fabulous shades of pinks, blues and whites, they looked gorgeous, nodding gently in the slight breeze, and the glorious sunshine as I drove along.
I have loved living in Bucks, and have many wonderful memories from my childhood, and from my working life. But now, after years of thinking about everyone else, it is time for me to follow my dreams and move to the one place in the world where I truly feel “at home”.
Every time I go to Cornwall, I have the most amazing feeling of peace and as if my soul has come home, with no more ties to Bucks it was the logical choice for my new home.
This is where Mr J and I will be walking most days, a short drive from our new home, with a very handy pub at the top of the lane.