Sunday, January 15, 2023

Pictures from Te Anau

My friends Bill and Sue are fortunate enough to take really good vacations. I am quite envious, to be quite honest. 

While their neighbors in the Monterey peninsula are battling floods and torrents, they are basking in 80° weather down under.

Their current soiree takes them to South Island, New Zealand for a month.  Very lovely.

They are staying at a place called the Cabot Lodge. I looked it up on Trip Advisor:

Cabot Lodge is a luxury estate situated on a 2000 acre sheep farm overlooking the World Heritage Fiordland National Park in Te Anau. The Lodge accommodates a maximum of ten guests, offering private luxury and an authentic New Zealand escape. Cabot Lodge provides an all-inclusive retreat. Guests are welcomed with an arrival drink, followed by the opportunity to participate in on-farm activities, before enjoying an evening cocktail hour with canapes, and a set-menu evening meal showcasing authentic farm to plate cuisine. Guests are woken each morning with a hearty cooked breakfast, and are provided fresh fruit and baking in their suites daily. Every suite offers panoramic views over Fiordland's vast mountain ranges, Lake Manapouri and the Fiordland National Park. Guests have access to the entire estate, with several private walking trails as well as private fishing access in the National Park. Cabot Lodge can provide individually-crafted itineraries to ensure guests enjoy a Fiordland experience like no other. Cabot Lodge is a luxurious escape on the doorstep of world class hiking, kayaking, fishing, adventure activities, and the renowned Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

Yes, I think that would do.☺

Bill says that this walk up to the glacial Marian Lake was the toughest four hour hike of his life. 

Looks totally worth it. 

Hope they continue to enjoy a wonderful trip.


Anonymous said...

Being so Gauche Dept: Before we call the travel 'assistant', you dint mention the cost. Is it an arm AND a leg, or just the arm. Enquiring Minds


Blue Heron said...

I wouldn't ask but I am sure that it is beyond both of our capabilities. Glad someone can do it.