Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Passing through Wanaka

On Saturday we dropped Jeff and Rob off for the Motatapu Speight's Summit 47km high country mountain bike event. The race started at Glendhu Bay on the shore of Lake Wanaka, near the Wanaka township, and finished in Arrowtown. We set out fairly early and it was a beautiful drive from Queenstown to Wanaka, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get out and take any pictures since the boys wanted to make sure they were not late for registration. We made it in plenty of time.

We were there to see the start of the triathlon. It's amazing how a flock of swimmers can make quite a decent amount of sound as they all dive into the water jostling for positions.

We finally said goodbye to the guys and wished them well for their ride. "See ya both at the other end, whatever time that may be".

The rest of us headed to Puzzling World, and it was a heck of a lot of fun. We spent a lot of time in the illusion rooms.

Tilted at an angle of 15 degrees my brain was working hard the entire time we were in here. Pool balls and sliding chairs that rolled upwards - I asked Kien what direction he thinks they will go and was flabbergasted to see the objects moving in the opposite direction.

Kien was fascinated with the plasma globe and the effects of his hands as a conductor.

We went through the maze and made it to 3 out of 4 coloured stations, but by this stage it was getting late and the younger kids needed a nap. We headed to Arrowtown via Cromwell way, and stopped briefly along the way.

I'm proud of Jef for doing the event. He came 9th in his division, and considering he hasn't done any serious riding since Kien was born he did exceptionally well.


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