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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

New Zealand: Twizel

The turquoise lakes on the approach to the Southern Alps
The azure lakes of the Southern Alps are coloured turquoise by 'rock flour'

After a good night's sleep in the immovable Zed, while the storms raged around me, I set off for Twizel. The journey was quite stunning; I've reached the mountains now, the real mountains, and it's quite breathtaking, with all these peaks glinting in the sun with their snowy summits and savage slopes.

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo
The Church of the Good Shepherd is perched on the shores of Lake Tekapo
Hills behind Twizel
The hills behind Twizel are reminiscent of the Australian northwest