Wednesday 5 December 2018

Day eighteen - Wanaka

We decided to have a little lay in this morning, not a bad idea on a tour that has had some early mornings, and with the forecast as it was, it made sense also. We awoke to more rain, but that’s ok, we were heading to Wanaka, and the sun always shines in Wanaka!  We left Te Anau and headed out of town, and in several places north of Mossburn had water right across the road, and people controlling traffic.  Clearly the rain during the night had been pretty substantial in an already soggy district.
We made a few short stops along the way, and kept an eye out for falcon the whole way. Beautiful scenery and the weather was certainly improving as we headed north, with lovely views across Lake Wakatipu, with clouds shrouding the mountain tops.
We checked in to our accommodation, and then went for a burger lunch.  And then headed out of town to a site where falcons have been in the past.  But no sign of anything, so we headed to a spot on the lake where we knew there were some grebes and took a few shots of them doing their thing.  With a few late afternoon hours, a lazy afternoon was called for, before dinner at a superb local Indian Restaurant (Ashraf’s).
An early night and looking forward to a busy day tomorrow, after a somewhat restful one today.

A great crested grebe gives a yawn

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