Another stunning morning in Wanaka, New Zealand.
Thought for the day….”Marriage is the main cause of divorce”.
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs”.
Another beautiful morning in Wanaka in the south part of the South Island of New Zealand. This popular summer and winter resort is expanding fast, with a population of over 7000 now and 1600 new houses about to be built. Until 1940 it was called Pembroke but was renamed. Wanaka receives only half the national average of rainfall, as it is in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps, which also means that it gets over 2000 hours of sunshine a year. Despite the calm appearance of the lake in the photo (taken a few days ago) the lake has flooded the town previously, the most recent being in 1999. New Zealand has become considerably more expensive recently, with prices rising fast for food, accommodation and tourist activities. It is no longer the bargain destination that it once was, and with record numbers of tourist arrivals (409 000 for the month of December alone) then accommodation and buses are still very heavily booked. Early morning in the photo, and two tourists admire the views…….
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