We took a spontaneous day trip to the Nelson Lakes National Park with a few friends this week. The views were typical New Zealand stunners, and the sunshine made the chilly winter breeze very pleasant.
|Duck on the crystal clear lake|
|The Fellowship of the Chocolate Pudding|
We decided to walk the 45 minute loop track. The path through the woods started out fine, but got muddier as we climbed. Eventually we decided to turn back and walk along the lakefront. The woods walk was worth it for the snowball fight alone. Another of life's firsts: a snowball fight in July!
|We went with Mike from Canada, Dennis and Anna from Germany|
When the sun set over the lake, the mountains and water lit up like orange fire. What a beautiful way to end the excursion! It was nice to finally see this place after hearing so much about it from other hostel guests.