No cloudpiercing today, Aoraki

January 2012. On the Intercity bus from Queenstown to Christchurch, the 8-hour trip that ended up taking 9 hours. We still had a comfortable break at this stunning piece of scenery, looking to Mt. Cook (Aoraki, nothing ‘cloudpiercy’ about it that day!)  It’s absolutely ridiculous how icy blue this water is! No tricks, no creativeContinue reading “No cloudpiercing today, Aoraki”

Lake Wakatipu

January 2012. The bus from Tracknet left Queenstown very early in the morning to take a group of excited adventurers to the start of the Routeburn Track on the South Island of New Zealand. It was a windy road and the ride became bumpy when the unsealed road began. The early morning light, the gorgeousContinue reading “Lake Wakatipu”