Glenorchy in New Zealand on a brisk morning. Glenorchy is about an hour drive north of Queenstown, is surrounded by mountains on all sides, and is at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu which is a very long lake. This shot is looking towards Mount Earnslaw which is prominent in the area. With all this at every turn I could understand why the people of New Zealand seem to have an outdoors lifestyle. Being surrounded as such they seem generally happy and healthy. Of course it's hard to generalize, but that was the impression I was left with, and I think it's not far off the mark. I had an overwhelming desire to explore every stop we made. I'm pretty sure I'd still be there hiking through the hills and valleys if I stopped at each vista we came across. And who knows, I might even be a little healthier.
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