February 9, 2020
After the beautiful views of the mountains the previous night, we awoke to even clearer skies and a view of Aoraki/Mt Cook from our Chalet window.
We visited the the museum, which had informative displays of Maori culture:
and art related to the mountains:
After one last look at these beautiful mountains we began the drive back to Christchurch.
Photo stop: The Southern Alps rose clear and shining in the cloudless sky above the stunning aqua blue waters of Lake Pukaki.
I continued to watch the mountains out the bus window:
After lunch in Geraldine, we continued east, sharing last stories with our guide, as he gave us tips about some locations we might visit during our next two weeks.
Once in Christchurch, we rented a car, checked into our motel, found a laundromat and grocery store, and were ready to continue our adventures. Tomorrow we would explore nearby Akaroa.