Today was about driving to Glenorchy to see what was there for day 6 of our New Zealand Wanderings. It was another road trip day. Going from one place to another.
We sadly left Queenstown after staying in one of the best places so far. Our place was booked through Airbnb and our host was John. We stayed at Shotover Ridge- Queenstown’s.
New Zealand Wanderings Day 6 – Glenorchy
We really didn’t spend a lot of time in Queenstown, though we did the Skyline last night. The Gondola to the top of a mountain and then dinner. The gondola ride was fantastic. The dinner was nice, but for the amount of money spent on it, it was a bit disappointing. It was a buffet meal and with so many others trying to get their own dinner, it was a bit of a fight.
I’m a vegetarian, so there wasn’t a lot for me. I did enjoy all the desserts though.
This morning we did the drive to Glenorchy. It was a great drive, especially after we asked for our car to be upgraded. The original one really didn’t cope with mountains. We have a SsangYong SUV now and it is a big improvement.
The drive to Glenorchy is quite amazing. The drive is nearly all along the side of a lake. The mountains across it were incredible. It was a very pretty drive and well worth it. We stopped at one place to take some photos, but that was it.
When we got there we found a pier with a boatshed and then I found the trees I was hoping to find when I got there.
This is a long exposure, but I’ve only processed it with Lightroom, so a quick one. I will try and do more when I get home. I used the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 to process it.
The long exposure was done on the Fujifilm X-T3 and the XF10-24mm lens. The camera was on the 3 Legged Thing Billy tripod and I was using my Formatt Hitech filters.
When we first got there we were the only ones there. By the time we decided to do some long exposures the place was overrun by others. When you travel, I know there are going to be cultural differences, but when you get to a place like this, it is quiet. We wanted to enjoy the serenity, so to speak, but no, all we could hear was the yelling of all the others there. It was a bit disappointing.
Onto the next place
We have now moved on to Te Anau. We have a couple of cruises booked for here and tonight we are going to the glow worm caves. I’m exhausted from the drive today. I hope that won’t spoil the caves tonight.
We are off to Milford Sound tomorrow, hopefully, some photography and then more on the boat cruise.