Lake Rotoiti, My World for this week. Check out the other great places around the World
For my birthday we took the caravan away to Westport on the West Coast of South Island for a weeks holiday.
Our first night was spent at the beautiful Lake Rotoiti, a very deep cold mountain lake that is much used for speed boat racing and other water sports. The Lake is about 115 Km from Picton where we live, and is about halfway between Picton and Westport our ultimate destination.
We were greeted by a cheeky little Bush Robin, a bird seldom seen as it only lives in the Beech forest of which there is plenty around the lake. Our camp site was number 21 same as my birthday! The birds are all banded as they are carefully managed, trying to breed more of these lovely friendly birds.
There were many more camper vans both large and small like this one at the camp, all the foreign tourists like camper vans because they can travel at will and stay just anywhere around the country; freedom!
We walked down to the lakes edge and watched the people swimming near the jetty and thought of joining them, but decided against doing so. Glad we did cause when we returned at dusk we stood on the little jetty and watched the giant black eels swimming just where the swimmers had been, there were many more than I managed to photograph, the ducks and swans were not worried by the eels at all.
I went for a lovely cool bush walk among the ferns and native trees, I could hear lots of birds singing but didn't see many. We ae so lucky in NZ as we have no dangerous animals in our forests, walking is very safe and peaceful.
A lovely restful start for our weeks holiday.