Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kia Ora from New Zealand Days 13-14

Day 13
We had a beautiful bus ride from Christchurch to Queenstown seeing the New Zealand countryside first hand.  The long bus ride was nicely punctuated with "comfort stops" and stunning vistas.  The Southern Alps, vineyards, and grazing sheep were only surpassed by the view from our room on Lake Wakatipu. 

View of lake from our room
Day 14
Today we took a steam boat across the lake to Walter Peak Sheep Station for a guided farm tour.  Here they demonstrated how their sheepdog herds the sheep, as well as a demonstration of sheep-shearing.  Again we had a beautiful setting for this informative day.

Merino Ram

Can you see that the lamb still has its tail?

I can identify with this little guy.

The house on the farm

View from the farm house

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous, Sheila! You are so right - New Zealand IS about the prettiest place.