2/16/14


After our Milford Sound cruise, we ate some ham sandwiches in our van, swatted away the sandflies, and then drove to the start of the Key Summit hike (part of the larger Routeburn track). I had seen the hike on a few blogs and it looked fantastic (look here and you'll know what I'm talking about). However, it was blustery, rainy, and cloudy so we didn't get to see that amazing view. Ah, well. It was sort of moody and other worldly feeling so it still had a cool vibe. Also, we discussed numerous times on our way up how in the world this hike was rated as "easy". Ha!

15 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you had such bad weather, the South Island has had a miserable summer! But the photos are beautiful

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    1. i can't complain, outside of our time in fiordland, we had excellent weather!

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  2. Still so beautiful despite the bad weather. Love the moodyness too.

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  3. How did find out about all of these beautiful places your visiting?

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    1. researching places is one of my favourite things to do! i found out about this particular hike on this blog (http://www.aaroncourter.com/personal/new-zealand/). aaron's girlfriend also gave me a lot of tips after i read this post (http://whateverashley.com/2012/12/30/new-zealand-road-trip/). gemma (from lhttp://lineshapecolour.blogspot.kr/) helped me a lot with this trip since she's married to a kiwi. lonely planet + trip advisor are also always very helpful! :)

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  4. still such GORGEOUS photos. beautiful, beautiful.

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  5. in love with these pictures. so gorgeous!

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  6. That TrekWorld picture is simply amazing.

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  7. boo to bad weather! still looks incredible though!

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  8. wowwzaa i'm in love. such awesome light and warmth! those little plants are soo cute:) xx

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  9. These photos make me want to go hiking to the Andes or somewhere to the south of Chile (we have a lot of nature and green to the south).
    Lovely photos!

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  10. um yes. need to go. BEAUTIFUL!

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