Saturday, March 22, 2008

From Kaikoura up through Canterbury and on to Fjorland and Southern Alps

After our wonderful time in Kaikoura, when headed out across the Canterbury Plains (bypassing Christchurch this time, where we'll return later.) Our first destination was Lake Tekapo, home of the Church of the Good Shepherd (one of the most photographed buildings in the world.) Also home to the Mackenzie Country (Highlands) of sheep dog fame, hence a wonderful bronze statue to honor this tireless laborer.) From Tekapo we headed over and down into the Queenstown area, home to extreme recreational pursuits, where you can book; bungee jumps, parasailing, jet boating, rafting, sky swinging, etc., etc. From Queenstown down to Te Anau, the home base for Fjorland and Southern Alps treks and tours. Some of the best hiking (tramping) in the world. We chose a helicopter flight to get the true bird's eye view . . . well worth it! Tomorrow we drive down to Milford Sound for a cruise on that fjord. New Zealand a beautiful country with a lot packed into a very small space!

Tomorrow we celebrate our Lord's resurrection in a little Presbyterian Chruch here in the Highlands! But, we have been worshipping Him in awe and thanksgiving for many days now!

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