I had a relaxed day and a bit to explore a little of Queenstown, that included a little family history fossicking.
I saw the TSS Earnslaw coming into the wharf- and two rather crazy, fully clothed men jumped off- somehow that fitted my prejudices about Queenstown being a party town. They came very close to the boat- it really was a stupid thing to do- and then one of them struggled to swim to shore, so other craft came to see if he needed rescuing. But all of that can't take away from the fact that this steamer from 1912 is a magnificent ship.
More about Fr O'Donnell here.)
Monday, January 21, 2019
When I boarded my Air New Zealand plane in Wellington I realised I wasn't going to be on the mountain-view side of the plane to Queenstown. (I am too stingy to pay extra to choose a seat!) As it turned out, we were in/above the cloud for much of the journey, but we emerged from cloud once we neared central Otago. And even though I never got to see Aoraki, there were still some splendid views from the other side of the plane as we neared Queenstown. Here are a selection...