Visiting Lake Pukaki twice, we decided to try and follow the lane we came from which leads directly to Aoraki, also known as Mount Cook. We had been adviced by our friendly rental car agency that the weather tends to change quickly in New Zealand in winter. Boy, we did not expect such a rapid change. Starting in Pukaki in purest, most joyful sunshine were forced to retreat about 30 minutes later as the most violent gushes of water fell down on our car. In fact, we had to stop the vehicle for a couple of minutes as it was impossible to see further than two meters. So no Mount Cook for us. Just the bitter taste of defeat.
Film: Fujichrome ISO400/36