Just when we think our trip to New Zealand can't get any better, this beautiful island surprises us all over again.
We have been chasing the elusive Mount Cook for most of our stay here. It is frequently shrouded in cloud and very difficult to see.
Last night though, we found ourselves staying in a bed and breakfast home stay at the foot of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman in Fox Glacier township, on the west coast of South Island. Called Reflections, even on our arrival in the rain yesterday evening, the house lived up to its name. It had a lovely garden with a protected ornamental pond which reflected everything around it.
Then the pleasure was complete when we woke up this morning to gloriously clear weather and those two mountains perfectly visible and reflected perfectly in our host's pond in bright sunlight.
We moved further up the coast during the day and then this evening, in the sunset we saw them again, gentle silhouettes against an arrange sky.