I am in Mount Cook right now, with gale winds threatening to blow out the windows. It’s making me a little nervous.

Yesterday was a gorgeous, blue-skied day, perfect for a quiet 4-hour walk through mountains and rivers (ie the path in some places) to a lake filled with baby icebergs.

The weather changes very quickly in New Zealand. So today I did laundry (wearing my bikini under a weather-inappropriate summer dress- my only clean clothes) and bought a day’s worth of internet time.

I am currently catching up on Parks and Recreation and thought I’d share with you my favourite picture I’ve taken in New Zealand so far.

This is a kea bird, hiding under a bush from the falling snow, taken near Milford Sound. Just look at those eyes.

Kea in the snow.