Wednesday, November 05, 2008
ABC Wednesday - P is for Paradise
Two weeks ago I posted N is for Ninety Mile Beach. Today we are returning to New Zealand but moving from the far North to the far South and visiting Paradise.
The road starts from Queenstown and heads along the the shores of Lake Wakatipu towards Glenorchy.
The road traverses sheep pasture.
In the distance are the snow-capped peaks of the Forbes Mountains.
At Diamond Lake there is a short section of forestry. Black swans and their cygnets are swimming in the lake.
Eventually the road comes to an almost dry river crossing.
I decide that this is really suitable only for 4WD and not for a hire-car. We turn our backs on the Forbes Mountains and head back, stopping to look at the For Sale signs.
In the UK one usually buys a house and the land comes with it. New Zealand practice seems to be to sell off sections of land and then build a house on the land. If you buy another piece of land you move the house, lock stock and barrel to the new location. That day in 2001 we could have bought our own little piece of Paradise.
You can read more about our visit to Paradise on Land of the Long White Cloud.
More P posts can be seen on the ABC Wednesday Anthology blog.
Others can be found via the ABC Wednesday with Mister Linky which carries a registry of participants.