New Zealand Pictures

I figured I should show off some pictures of New Zealand. Going there was a lot of fun and I got to meet some wonderful people. Someday, I’ll try to get a post together that tells more about the country, but for now, I’ll just put up a bunch of pictures. (My Facebook friends probably saw these already.)

We didn’t go to Hobbiton since we had other things to do and it looked like a bit of a tourist trap, plus, we’d already visited the battlefield from Return of the King.

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On the battlefield from Return of the King. (South Island) I’m the one on the right.

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Dairy cattle grazing.

Lake

A blue lake. Glacier melt makes the lakes blue.

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A glacier

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Close up of a glacier

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Milford Sound was amazing. That part of the country looked like something out of The Lost World. (We were on a boat in this picture.)

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A waterfall on the sound. The rain here is measured in meters.

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This was the budget hobbit hole, aka the info center where tourists headed for Hobbiton are picked up. (North Island)

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A waterfall we visited. It was a long hike to get there.

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One of the two cool caves we visited. The glow worms are amazing, but not easy to get a good picture of.

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A beach on the North Island

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There were lots of living creatures on this beach. It was pretty neat.

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I didn’t expect to see baby birds in the fall.

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Aukland Zoo.

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A kia showing off.

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It was really cool to be able to see the cheetahs with nothing between them and the visitors.

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The cheetahs seemed pretty safe, but I only survived the dragon because of the heroic action of my friend.

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About Jessi L. Roberts

I live and work on my family’s cattle ranch in eastern Montana. I have a flock of chickens, a hyper golden retriever, some cows, and a few horses. I enjoy fantasy and science fiction and my head is full of wild sci-fi story ideas, some involving apocalypses and others involving aliens. I have been published twice in Havok Magazine, an imprint of Splickity.
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