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The Middle of the South Island

Lake-Clearwater
We travelled up the Hakatere Potts Rd to see what we could see.

​A journey into the deep heart of a country reveals many facets that a coast dweller may never get to experience. 

Each year we return to the Hakatere Potts Rd and visit the lakes and surrounding mountains. It is simply breath taking and we camp in our hired camper van often amongst the snow or next to some lake. This year the snow was not so low and life was less treacherous. 

I hope you enjoy the images.

Mt Sunday, the location for the filming of some of LORD OF THE RINGS. Who would have known that this spectacular and beautiful spot was there, if someone had not taken the time and journeyed into the deep places of the earth.
Walking to Mt Sunday
Tussocks and lakes.
Where slopes meet the sky.
Lines and plains
And so the sun goes down on the red earth.
Blue and red.
Shadows. In the dark parts of the image you can just see the road where we camped.
Water of life. My fav lake. Lake Clearwater.
Travel to the centre of the earth
Keep on travelling till the day ends
Discoveries. Lake Heron.
Imaginations. Lake Heron. We took a short trip to a lake close by.
Forests on the way.
The rocky centre
So majestical!

We are explorers by nature, trekkers, seekers, wanderers..... I encourage you get out there and see what you can find.

Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened.


See you next time. W.


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