I was originally scheduled to spend several days in Queenstown, New Zealand.
But, as it turned out, I didn’t get quite as much time there as I would have liked – only two days/two nights.
I was happy to take a boat trip out, and about, Lake Wakatipu.
I wanted to be able to shoot the town, the lake, and The Remarkables from a viewpoint other than the shore.
Boating on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand.
I also signed up to spend a few hours on a “touristy” visit of a working sheep farm.
(I felt like I “had to” do this in order to qualify as a legitimate visitor to Sheep-ish New Zealand.)
I enjoyed the farm more than I expected to.
The scenery and views from “across the lake” were gorgeous.
Beautiful views from Walter Peak Farm.
And, of course, I got to see my first-ever sheep shearing while I was there.
The sheep didn’t seem to mind the shearing at all.
Before: “I need a haircut!!”
I think they must feel very light and free after being sheared.
“Aren’t I beautiful with my haircut?”
I particularly found the demonstration of the dogs herding the sheep interesting.
The dogs were amazing …. so responsive to one word commands.
“The dog says we’re supposed to go THIS way!”
At the end of the day, I had time to do some exploring and hiking in, and around, Queenstown Gardens.
If I lived nearby, I think I’d hang out in Queenstown Gardens daily.
It’s so beautiful and peaceful.