Thursday, September 01, 2011

New Zealand - Te Anu

New Zealand Track

Clouds bolt across blue skies,

Alder trees shimmer in the wind,

Twisting, the track follows the long fiords of Te Anou.

Fern filled beech forests

escallop edges of aquamarine rivulets

snaking in the red

tufted meadows.

Ridge lines of Red Beech cling to steep walls rising from the Sound.

~~~~~~~Massive waterfalls skim the tops of hanging valleys,

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~sweep over towering glacial faces, plunge,

~~~~~~~~raucous

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~over ferocious walls