This is a little belated, but we were very lucky this summer to have two lots of visitors from UK.
Doug and Jude came for Christmas and then shortly after they'd gone, Fiona and Paul arrived.
I'll try and give a little synopsis of what we did with them (Doug and Jude were here quite a while and we did quite a bit, whilst Fiona and Paul were here for a briefer visit, which we hadn't really planned for and had to work a bit more while they were here)
Mostly though I wanted to get some photo's up.
I'll keep adding to this as I find pics and remember what we did.
Nicky & I went to a wedding on Saturday.
Friends from Te Anau got married in The Church of The Good Shepherd on the shores of lake Tekapo.
It's a tiny little church; seats about 60. There are no stained glass windows - when you look at window behind the Altar (main image) you understand why; though the picture from my phone doesn't do it justice.
This big rock being shifted was very unstable. Only attached to the mountain by about 20% of it.
The rock had been disgorging chunks last spring (during freeze-thaw) and caused the road to be closed regularly for safety - 100 tonne sized chunks were falling and hitting the wall above the tunnel, and shattering into 100-200 kg pieces, which were peppering the road. This big bit was going to come down sometime, and with freeze-thaw effect, there was no way to tell when.