Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Road Trip. Day Two.

Day Two:

We learnt on our second day that the trick to sleeping soundly in a cosy car-bed is to drink a lot beforehand. Although, then you have to find something calm and relaxing to do the next day to aid your recovery. Not hard where we were! We decided to go for breakfast in Wanaka which ended up being lunch as we moved at a snail's pace for most of the day. We dined on lime, salt and pepper squid and thai fish cakes at a lovely eatery called Relishes. I'd definitely like to go there again. I sat there smiling my head off like a goon, feeling giddily happy that we were on holiday and finally treating ourselves to a bit of 'us' time. 

Setting off a little bit away from Wanaka, we took a drive around the lake-side, until we came to a far off point of shore called Glendu Bay, where there didn't seem to be any people (anti-socialites that we are) and took our camping chairs down to the water front, where we enjoyed the view for a while, made some stone sculptures, watched a ski-surfer fall off lots and got a little bit eaten by sandflies.

After stopping at the supermarket on the way back to the campsite, we made a supper of lamb steaks and potatoes on our camp stove before taking a stroll down to the pebbley beach of Lake Outlet to watch the sunset. We just made it in time, after gorping skywards at a passing Warbird plane. We strolled for a while under falling gold autumn leaves along the lake until we came to its source, the River Clutha (NZ's largest river by volume). Both our phones were dead by now so we had no way of telling what time it was. We went to bed, not realising it was probably only about 7pm and woke very early thinking perhaps this was the longest night in world history? I will remember to take a watch next time!

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