I love it when Kevin comes walking with me! Even though he says his knees get hurt if it’s too hilly, he actually walks pretty fast even when we strike the odd hill. This walk lies in a big triangle on the Tekapo Peninsula, not far out of Tekapo village. The walk starts in a carpark by some pine trees along the Godley Peaks Road but quickly moves into this dry, grassy landscape. We started looking at the views rather than the trail (poles the whole way!), but the rabbit holes everywhere quickly had us focussed back on where we were putting our feet.
It’s not long before you can see the lake and just be able to enjoy that particular shade of azure blue that only these glacial lakes can deliver. (Glacial action once ground the rocks it flowed over into flour, and it’s that flour that is now suspended in the lake water with sunlight refracting through it that causes the amazing colour). That’s Mistake Peak background left – wonder what story that’s got to tell! Of course, the Godley Peaks (currently glaciated though they are retreating) are in the distance at the far end of lake. We can actually see a lot of Mt John, where the observatory lies back near Tekapo village, but it doesn’t show up well in our photos.