Lakes Alexandra and Tekapo taken from Mt John observatory on a misty afternoon.
Mt John is a designated international dark sky preserve.
Lake Tekapo, the following day.
Taken from the car on the road to Dunedin, near Twizel.
As you can see I've had a few days away in the South Island - flying to Christchurch and then driving to Dunedin via Lake Tekapo. It's the first time I've been back to Christchurch since the earthquakes and it was quite a shock to see the damage to the city centre and also to Lyttelton. We were lucky to go to a Lawrence Arabia concert held in the beautiful old wooden St Michaels and All Angels church built in 1871 and now probably one of Christchurch's oldest buildings left standing.