Turquoise Lake, New Zealand
We are approaching the end of our fantastic journey in Lake Tekapo, with its turquoise lake and overambitious B&B.
We left Dunedin, after Eva treated us with another great breakfast and even gave us some bite to eat for down the road. Dunedin is not only famous for its yellow-eyed penguins, but for its steepest street in the world too. Eat your heart out, San Francisco: here is Baldwin Street, Dunedin.
After some two hours driving, we arrived at the Mouraki boulders. Stones that have been formed over the past centuries in a shape that is about round. Next time, we will get here at low tide, but even now we had some great shots here:
Later in the afternoon, we arrived in Lake Tekapo. The lake has this great color:
The turquoise blue colour of Lake Tekapo is created by what seems to be called rock flour: the glaciers grind rock into fine dust. These suspended particles in combination with the sunlight create Lake Tekapo’s unique water colour.
Our Bed and Breakfast, the Lake Tekapo Luxury Lodge, was not luxury at all, and we had the most unfriendly host in all our stays in New Zealand. Can someone please help this women to get rid of an obvious vinegar addiction? To find more funny (but accurate) descriptions on these wannabe lodge-owners, check their tripadvisor comments. We will stay here one night, and have no urge whatsoever to extend our stay here.