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That Wanaka tree

NZ – heading north to Wanaka

Day 12 was a 4+ hour drive going north to Wanaka, in the Otago region on South Island. Along the way, we stopped at Lake Hayes to sketch.  The Māori name is Wai-whaka-ata which translates to “water that reflects”.

Lake Hayes NZ

Lake Hayes

A dizzying series of switchbacks on Crown Range Road brought us to a pull off where we sketched a fantastic view. Quick pencil sketches were all I could manage while I recovered from that ride!

A fun stop in Cardrona, a popular ski town, where Cathy donated to a fence of bras! “Bra-drona” hopes that you will make a donation to the NZ Cancer Society.

Bra-drona in Cardrona

Bra-drona in Cardrona

A famous tourist attraction in Wanaka is #thatwanakatree, growing in the lake.

That Wanaka tree

#thatwanakatree

Nearby, there were several huge Douglas fir trees needing to be sketched. Only took time for one, and as I sketched, I wondered how old these are.

Douglas fir

Douglas fir