Day 30 : Mount Iron
Today started with my Japanese buddy Yu Hei opening the curtains & quietly singing ‘Let it go!’ from Disney’s “Frozen” movie. I buckled massively. Just knew it would be another great day after that & it didn’t disappoint.
Yu Hei was a pretty awesome character. He came over from Japan a few months earlier and earns a little bit here & there by cleaning houses around Wanaka. His English isn’t great (my Japanese is worse!) so he has a cute board he holds up to prospective clients. Here he is photobombing the landscape 😀
I got chatting to a German fella last night – his humour and command of English was absolutely brilliant – we got on great and decided the next day to do some hill-walking. Much for the banter as the stunning views we’d get!
Iron was a really easy climb and the views of the snow-capped hills and mountains were just perfect. Again, I’ll try not to ramble and just let you enjoy the pics 😀
Phillip and I got on superbly – he was hitting me with film and TV recommendations from every angle and just generally keeping me in stitches. Been so fortunate along the way that I’ve been a magnet for very funny and interesting people.
After descending Mount Iron we visited the brilliant, Puzzling World. This was crazy. Take a look at their website – a little like Camera Obscura in Edinburgh – illusions everywhere! And the Maze. Oh God, the Maze! Me & Phillip reached all four corners quite quickly but then took another 45 minutes to find the exit :-O
Later that day, we grabbed a burger and sat down to watch the ‘Nazis from the Moon’ genre classic, “Iron Sky”. It was a riot 😀
Bit of sleep then I’m off back to Queenstown for the final few days of my adventure here 🙂