Saturday, June 11
Lake Te Anau, New Zealand
We arrived at the Holiday Park lodging around 4:30 pm, Friday, Kiwi time. Most of us slept on the long flight from LA to Auckland despite the howling baby, and we were eager to get off the planes and buses and walk. This small town, where we are spending the first three nights, is beautiful. We are by the third largest lake in NZ. The mountains and hills rise over the lake forming some beautiful scenery. There was alight rain yesterday when we got here but today is sunny. It is cold. I had to buy some possum gloves already…of course I knew I was going to buy something from possum before I ever left Houston.
Milford Sound is on the agenda for today. It will be a two hour, winding road, bus ride and then a two hour boat cruise around the sound. We have to shoot the scenery quickly as the sun sets early and it is dark by 5 pm.