The Road to Mount Cook

Monday, January 16th, 2012
  • Lake Pukaki, New Zealand.

    I awoke this morning in the the little rented sleeper-van not far from Lake Tekapo. The clouds, that yesterday clung to the snow capped mountains in the distance, had moved on in the night leaving the amazing mountain vista postcard scene clear. From there the drive to Mount Cook was awesome, and without a doubt one of the most breath-taking drives I’ve ever done.

    The picture I chose today shows the clear water of Lake Pukaki with Mount Cook in the background. It’s near impossible blue color comes from glacial flour, the extremely finely ground rock particles from the nearby glaciers.