Report 23 February
Before we continue this morning to Mount Cook, we first want to see the famous Moeraki Bolders, which are located further on the beach. They owe their fame to the fact that they are almost completely round stones that can be seen at low tide. When we walk up to the beach they seem to lie a long way further, surrounded by groups of tourists. Trudy makes a zoomed picture and then we dig up to the mountains at the Ben Ohau Range.
Here are some photos taken on the way.
In the afternoon we reach Lake Pukaki. The water has an incredible azure blue color that does not look too good on the picture. It is reminiscent of the color of floating icebergs in Antarctica. The vastness of the surrounding panorama is overwhelming while we keep the entire length of the lake on our right.
The campsite at Mount Cook Village is so full that we drive back a lot to the previous camping where there is space. It is dry weather so after the drinks we quickly put up the tent.