Day 11 – we retrace some of yesterday’s travels. First order of each day is usually getting lunch and snack food! Miles Better Pies has a cute statue out front.
Stopped along the way to practice clouds, these are the reason for calling New Zealand “Land of the Long Cloud”.
We returned to Mirror Lake, in Fiordland Nat’l. Park, where I may have been the only one in our group who didn’t sketch the calm clear waters.
Here we sat and painted in an ancient beech forest next to Gunn Lake. We saw faces in the trees, while parrots and keas sang above and a New Zealand robin visited us. He tried to join me by sitting on my water container, which he tipped over.
A slight interruption in our travels while we waited for them to cross the road –
Last stop of the day was in Eglinton River valley with broad horizons to paint.