Honeymoon Day 10: Fox to Wanaka

Today began as yet another gloomy day and with a good couple of hours driving we weren’t overly cheerful this morning. This drive would take us through Haast Pass, reknowned as a very scenic area and into the Wanaka. Wanaka is sometimes referred to as the New Zealander’s Queenstown. The place where locals go to get away from the tourist town of Queenstown. After going there Im not sure I would totally agree, but I was a tourist after all.

The road winds its way through a valley that could potentially be fantastic, yet through heavy rains and low lying clouds we’ll have to wait to next time to see. We did make a couple of stops along the way and one was to Fantail Falls. This shot was taken in the rain with just a touch of sun peeping in. (1ds, 17-40, f8, 1/25).


Once back in the car we stopped at a couple of little stops but the rain made the stops uncomfortable. We continued driving towards Wanaka. Once at Wanaka I was a little disappointed, it was a lot smaller than I had imagined, but was still pretty cool. To me it comes across as a little place that has lots of fantastic things that locals know to do, but Maegan and Adam didnt. Regardless we had what was meant to be a snack in a cafe, a tapas plate for about $12, and ended up eating so much we didnt want dinner. It was really nice, right on the edge of Lake Wanaka, yet another lovely lake. By the time we were heading back to our hotel the light was gone and I decided it might be nice to get a long night exposure of the lake. This proved quite difficult as between high winds, moving boats, 13-25 second exposures and it being dark I had trouble getting a shot I was happy with. This one will do though. (1ds, 17-40, f8, 13 seconds).



~ by adamrose on June 18, 2009.

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