My laptop is ok, so now without further due, here is the update. By the way, Hi Letchumy(^_^)
|Inland Scenic Route 77|
Around 8.30am, we are ready to check out and make our way to Mount Cook using Inland Scenic Route 77 Actually, I know about this road when I read in my facebook post in travellers' forum. It is not usual road that Malaysian always use, the from the blogs and internet research, most of Malaysian will use road where they will pass Ashburton and Ealing. So, since I'm the navigator, I decided to give it a try.
The weather is gloomy and I'm actually quite frustrated as we might not able to see beautiful scenery along the way and it is cold as it is around 10'c. However, we still our hope is still high as we are hoping as it is only in he morning, perhaps the weather will be in the afternoon.
Along the way, although the weather is still gloomy, but we do enjoy the scenery, especially went we passed through cows and sheeps cattle. We just like crazy people like screaming sheep...and cows like w have never saw cows and sheeps before. But honestly, i've never seen black and white spots cow before except in New Zealand's milk ad when I was little. So one bucket dream is checked.
Our first stop would be Rakaia Gorge where where can see turquoise river. The beautiful Rakaia Gorge is located on the Rakaia River, in inland Canterbury. You will find the scenery is stunning even in the gloomy weather. I saw he photo when the weather is nice and it is superb.Rakaia Gorge combined with places of historical and geological interest. The popular Rakaia Gorge Walkway is a 10.4 kilometre return track along the top of the Rakaia Gorge, to the ferryman's track. You can do boating, salmon and trout fishing and even explore the area by walking in the track.
We stopped here to take the photo even though it is quite cold and light raining. I mean, we can't miss to take photo, is that the travelling all about? I'm quite afraid to go near the riverbank because the stream is strong and the is the sign warning not to be there when there is flood. However, curiosity killed the cat so yes, the water is freaking cold.
After sometime, I mean when we cannot bear the cold already, we decided to continue our journey. Our next stop is somewhere which I can't remember but it has a place to stop and the scenery of white open green field and it just so beautiful. Of course we took a lot of photos and we are not alone on this. There are other tourist do the same thing, hehe.
Along the scenic route is like you are going to the countryside and the road is much more smaller with less car.
By noon, our prayers has been answered and the weather is getting better as we almost reaching Lake Tekapo. From afar, we can see the snow on the top of Mount Cook and it was breathtakingly stunning. Of course, again, we need to stop to take photos and we met a couple from Korea doing the same thing. We even took selfie together with them.
Along the road you will see a lot of tourist car or van stopped to take photos, I even jumping with joy when I saw lupins there.One of my friends said, even the weeds here are beautiful.
After about an hour, as we are hungry already, we decided to have lunch picnic at Lake Tekapo. So, that will e in the next update hehe.
To make up my long absent, here more photos for you to 'cuci mata'......
|Selfie for the long journey|
|Yep...that cow is just wondering why do I took their photo?|
|Turquoise Rakaia river....|
|Although you can't see it, but it is freezing cold!|
|Anyone who wants to make a reference...|
|The warning sign|
|As you can see, no cars at all...|
|At lookout point somewhere along the road...|
|Trees as the wall...|
|I bet the scenery would be much better with blue sky...|
|Like a big storm is coming in...|
|Yellow and green....|
|Weeds never look so beautiful...|
|Wide open grassland...|