The light in New Zealand and the colors of lakes and the skies sometimes are too good to be true. I am not sure if it is because the air is so pure and clean but I have never before seen this tones in nature. Some of the pictures to me look like I have used a filter, but trust me this is what it looks like here. We are spending some days in Mackenzie country, which is vast farmlands mixed with endless mountains, glaciers and rivers. The south island has even fewer habitants than the north island, and all over you notice how untouched the land is.
Today we hiked for hours towards mount Cook and the Hooker glacier, through the land where some of the battles in the "Lord of the rings" took place. This time we really did deserve the sauna and logfire waiting for us back at the village.
Can you imagine the orcs attacking?