Keep Calm & Carry On Travelling

I had a rough travel year last year. I came back from a 4 week trip never wanting to travel again.

I was depressed and ended up cancelling my birthday trip. I had a trip to Melbourne that I had to do because I was going to a concert there but even that trip wasn’t successful.

I just didn’t want to see a plane again.

So.. what changed?

Well I was kind of forced to take leave in April and I decided to go home to New Zealand to see my mum. I thought I would incorporate a bit of a road trip a long the way.

Road tripping NZ style

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It wasn’t the perfect trip by any means – there was a lot of driving and I was travelling solo so it was up to me to drive (obviously). It was a little lonely, if I’m being completely honest. The price of petrol in NZ is stupid crazy. But the scenery was amazing – I mean it was New Zealand, so that kind of goes without saying.

I discovered one of my favourite places – Lake Tekapo.

I had driven through once before but I can’t believe that I lived in Christchurch for 30 years and had never been there before. I decided it was time to change that.

And I’m glad I did.

I stayed at Lake Tekapo for a couple of nights

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

I went to the stunning Lake Pukaki & saw the mighty Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain

Aoraki/Mount Cook

Aoraki/Mount Cook

I followed the back roads around canals of amazing blue water

South Island

South Island

I had some gorgeous Autumn weather

South Island

Lake Tekapo

Photographed one of New Zealand’s most famous landmarks

Church of The Good Shepherd

Church of The Good Shepherd

And saw some amazing sunsets

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

It was a trip that was definitely good for the soul

Aoraki/Mount Cook

via Daily Prompt: Carry

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