Thursday, November 19, 2015

NZ Travelogue: Marlborough Sounds

Just in case you have not yet been to New Zealand, but have read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - do you remember that scene where that one designer of  Earth was so very upset about Earth being blown up to make room for the Intergalactic Highway, because he had worked so hard on the New Zealand Sounds, and he thought that especially the Marlborough Sounds had turned out so extremely well...? Here is an illustration of the point he was making.

Queen Charlotte Sound

Elaine Bay, in the evening sunlight...

Elaine Bay, in the morning

the other side of Elaine Bay

on the way to French Pass








I used to say Lake Wanaka was my favorite spot in New Zealand - and I admit I did not get down to it this time around. But for the moment I think I have changed my mind and fallen in love with Marlborough Sounds.


  1. Beautiful. You are going to find it hard to come back to Europe.

    1. You're absolutely right, Chris. But I have a few more days downunder in OZ before reality will strike with full force!