New Zealand has approximately 13 times as many sheep as people, and I think we might have seen them all on our hike up Mt. Roy on Wednesday.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Our day in Wanaka began simply, with some stunning lakeside views.
We took in our surroundings...
and the boys skipped rocks.
Will and I laughed at Nick's Austin Powers impressions,
and we drank flat whites with breakfast. Flat whites are a New Zealand invention, somewhere in between a cappucino and a latte— in a word, delicious.
Then we set off to climb Mt. Roy, a long, grueling, uphill hike covered in sheep.
As we climbed higher, the fatigue really began to set in.
And we scared the bejeezus out of this bunny!
But the views alone were worth the pain. And while it was some serious pain, it felt good in a way to do something that was really difficult.
We got about three quarters the way up the mountain before we had to turn back because it began to rain pretty hard. In the end, we probably could have made it to the top anyway, but the view from 3/4 was not bad at all.
Plus, our butts today are probably thanking us.
We're off to dinner now, but keep an eye out for an entry from Will tomorrow about Queenstown!