Queenstown: Bob’s Peak, Boat Ride, Farm
January 30, 2020
I predicted yesterday that I wouldn’t have much time for writing for the rest of this trip. I predicted correctly, at least for today.
Here’s a quick summary of what I did today:
- Took a gondola ride up to Bob’s Peak, took in the views, and walked around up there.
- No, I don’t know who Bob is or, more likely, was. Maybe he is or was your uncle.
- Whoever Bob was, he has/had a high peak.
- Obviously, it was the sort of gondola they employ at ski resorts, not the sort of gondola they use on the canals of Venice. The latter wouldn’t work at all going up a mountain.
- Took a short boat cruise on a coal-powered steamboat on Lake Wakatipu, the lake that Queenstown is on.
- At the midpoint of that cruise I got off and toured a farm.
- There was an intended stop there, which is good because swimming ashore fully clothed, with my iPhone and wallet in my pockets, isn’t my thing.
- The farm had sheep, cows, alpacas, deer, and dogs. The latter were used to herd the sheep.
- We got to feed some of the animals.
- We then got a sheep-sheering demonstration. The sheep was a lamb. Being a lamb, the lamb was young and not yet used to being shorn. As a result, according to the guy doing the demonstration, it was less placid than a mature sheep that had it done many times. I can’t vouch for that because I’d never seen a sheep of any state of maturity being shorn, so how would I know?
- Got back on the steamboat for the ride back to Queenstown.
Pictures from Bob’s Peak, the boat, and the farm
Here are some pictures from the day:
You take great pictures from high places, atop Bob’s Peak here and from towers and named landforms elsewhere on your recent travels in the northern hemisphere. Much appreciated.