This post is for Our World Tuesday
Trip Part 2
We left the flat land of the Canterbury Plains and gradually climbed up to the rolling land of the Mackenzie Country and further in to the mountainous land around Mount Cook.
Lake Tekapo is fed with glacial water and the milky color of the water reflects the light back differently.
On the shores of the lake is a little church - the Church of the Good Shepherd - which was built to commemorate the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country.
Instead of stained glass, the altar window is clear glass a gives a beautiful view down the lake. It seemed to be a favorite stop for tourists and tour buses.
A little further on we came to Lake Pukaki ( another glacial lake) with perfect views down the lake to Mount Cook. Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain - 3,754 metres or 12,316 feet.
We drove along beside Lake Pukaki to the northern end to get closer to Mount Cook ...
... and finally got as close as we could get without hiking.
We were so fortunate to have clear weather! The last time we visited here (all those years ago!) the mountains were covered with cloud and we couldn't see Mount Cook at all. I remember looking up at the looming black hill above me (on the right of the photo above) and wishing I could even catch a glimpse of the mountain through the clouds.
Next time - Recovery efforts for the Kaki (Black Stilt)