Despite gale force winds, plans to travel up to a hut near Mt Cook were foiled recently. Yet the weekend away still kind of worked! Facing snow, rain and forceful wind at Mt Cook village, we instead made a home base in Twizel and conjoured up a Plan B.
One of the things I have always wanted to do, was explore the Tasman River braids at the Western end of Lake Pukaki. Luckily for us, and despite some trepidation at the thought of uncertain flying conditions, we managed a break in the weather, and managed some fixed wing aerial views above Pukaki. From my experience, the MacKenzie Basin and Aoraki Mt Cook National Park are certainly far from predictable – for better and for worse.
Thanks to Chris Rudge, at Red Cat Biplanes at the Pukaki airfield, we were well looked after, and were in safe hands.
We are truly blessed to live in such a stunning country, with the chance to enjoy what we have. Something I certainly don’t take for granted. Especially when you look at the madness currently happening in other parts of the world.
Long story short, here are two wee teasers for you! I have loaded other shots to the Fine Art section, and have these available to view / purchase as art prints.
Mt Cook was in all its glory, as were the surrounding alps at dusk. As a professional photographer, I am forvever pinching myself at the grandeur of the South Island landscape right on our doorstep. It is certainly an amazing country in which we live.
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