Weirdly enough, you don't get to see any blue when you go looking for the Blue Lakes in Mt Cook National Park. Instead you will find three small bright green ponds. Why is that?
Well, when the Blue Lakes were named, back in the 1800's they were fed by turquoise glacial melt water from the Tasman Glacier. The icy blue water was a popular swimming spot in summer and skating rink in winter. Today, the Tasman Glacier has shrunk, and water no longer flows into the Blue Lakes. The warmer rainwater that now feeds the lake supports green algae, making the Blue Lakes green 💙💚. Time for a name change? You could argue that. But it's also a nice way to explain history 😉.
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A couple of weekends ago my man and I did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Wow it was tough going but the scenery was out of this world. It honestly looked as if we had landed on another planet. If you get the chance then give it a go, truly amazing landscape.
That's a pun for those of you who didn't catch it (I'm looking at you @travelsofsophie ). This is Lake Ohau (pronounced Oh How) in the South Island of NZ.
Though not on most roadtrip routes around the island, we found this part of the country to be equally stunning as some of the more popular destinations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Of course, we were happy to have it to ourselves 😁
Tararuas exhibition now open at flux space (Wellington museum) till the 29th - beautiful dark photography by @rbmccauley captured on his many trips among those ranges 💚 pretty obsessed so wanted to share him here for anyone who cant make it in the flesh