Wow. Even after such a short amount o' time, Kinloch has really grown on me. Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and lyin' directly opposite t' Glenorchy on th' banks o' Lake Wakatipu, it is utterly quiet and peaceful.
There are loads o' outdoor activities t' do, and th' surroundin's are beautiful. Stunnin' views everywhere!
Aye, it does rain quite a lot, and no, apart from th' lodge there is nothin' else, but th' location is simply awesome.
After some muesli this mornin', we are off headin' towards Te Anau. This means we have t' sail th' dirt sea back towards Glenorchy, passin' Paradise and sailin' th' full hour t' Queenstown. Shiver me timbers! That is also when we reach civilisation, th' other places I mentioned are tiny by all standards.
From there, Te Anau is just a few hours away, and mostly an easy sail.
We encountered no rain at all on th' trip, and have had a wonderful time sailin' through th' lovely New Zealand South Island scenery.
Arrivin' at Te Anau, which lies on th' shore o' Lake Te Anau, we booked a tour t' th' Te Anau Glowworm Caves.
Bein' quite a tourist attraction, it is just one o' those thin's ye have t' do, and even though it is insanely overpriced, th' experience is quite nice, as is th' boat ride t' th' caves themselves, and a bottle of rum! The pamphlet speaks o' a ‘scenic tour o' Lake Te Anau’, but it is more o' a ferry or shuttle than anythin' else.
We did find a very good Italian place o'er here, and we’ve both had some great fresh pasta. Go check out Da’ Toni whenever ye’re aroun'!