Thursday, November 17, 2011

out in the wopwops

out in the wopwops
walking the white sand beach of
Manapouri Lake

South of Te Anau, we stop at Manapouri, the second-deepest lake in New Zealand, surrounded by blue mountains. The lake is deserted, not a house or boat in sight, no sign of human presence anywhere. It feels like we are out in the wopwops, the middle of nowhere, but our guide tells us that Frasers Beach close to town is a popular tourist attraction and the lake is used to generate hydroelectricity. I am glad we are the only humans wandering this remote white sand beach.

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