Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Winter Wonderland

We left Fairlie and headed in the direction of Mt Cook but along the way we ran into a snowstorm and ended up snowed into Tekapo for the night. We were actually quite lucky we didn't have an accident because as we went over Burkes Pass the car in front of us slid off the road down the ditch and into a stream. He actually crashed straight into another car which had just had exactly the same accident and was sitting in the stream waiting to be towed out. By now we were quite nervous as the snow was coming down so heavy but as we were only going 10kmph we made it to Tekapo ok.

There was no way we were going to go on towards Mt Cook and shortly after they closed the roads in and out of the town. We're glad that they did because waking up in Tekapo the next day was amazing with everything covered in a fresh layer of snow. The place looked beautiful and we spent the day messing about in the snow and walking by the lake. Saying that though we wouldn't mind some of the sunshine you's are having at home either!


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