At the end of December 1999, I took my family for a tour of the South Island. We drove the Toyota Ceres from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs, Westport, Punakaiki, Franz Josep glacier, Lake Wanaka, Mt Cook, Ashburton and back to Christchurch again. On the way to Mt. Cook we saw the Southern Alps from far away. It looked very impressive indeed. Be prepared to stop the car many times for photographs. If only I had a digital camera then! The mountain scenes were fabulous so were the wild flowers on the shores of Wanaka.
Monday, July 11, 2005
At close range the mountain seem overbearing and so huge. I could actually feel the physical attraction and began to understand why people climb mountains. I grew up in Miri. near Mt. Lambir; but it was nothing like this one. It was just a dark green colour all over and never covered with snow. This mountain feels real and more friendly.
I bet Kevin feels very small standing there! This photo was taken using Kevin's camera, a Canon which has a panoramic view setting. It is great for taking pictures of mountains and wide landscapes. We were actually standing too near the mountain for a good shot.