Yes, we’re freezing here! The wind was coming down from the snow laden mountains and believe me it was a bitter biting wind that cut through the merino wool top like it wasn’t there!
We are beginning to see that the stunning color of water here in New Zealand is pretty much everywhere. It’s an indescribable blue, aqua color that pretty much takes your breath away, if you have any left after the cold wind robs you of it that is!
This bronze statue is a tribute to the Collie Sheep Dog and was placed on a large boulder at the shores of Lake Tekapo in March of 1968. Standing proud and tall this dog is a reminder to everyone on how hard these dogs worked on farms dotted throughout Mackenzie Country. The collie dogs were originally brought to New Zealand in the 19th century when Scottish shepherds arrived to begin farming New Zealand, without the help of their loyal companions the shepherds would have had a very hard time keeping their flocks together in this mountainous countryside.