01 March 2010

Siberia Valley, South Island

Near the junction of a small side stream and the main Siberia stream

A typical valley in the south-eastern part of the South Island. The Siberia Stream flows into the Wilkin, which meets the Makarora, which flows into the head of Lake Wanaka. Magnificent country. This is part of a very popular tramping route, with a very good (by New Zealand standards) walking track. The sandflies (blackflies; Simuliidae) can be atrocious, but we were lucky and were hardly bothered.

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Relatively Retiring said...

Not at all like the Siberia your cousin experiences. It looks wonderful walking territory, so why not call it 'Wensleydale' or 'Cader Idris'?

pohanginapete said...

RR, Ha! :^D From what I've heard, it resembles the other Siberia very strongly during winter. And 'Wensleydale' makes me think of Wallace and Gromit — wonderful, but not really appropriate. I think I'll stick with 'Siberia'.

Relatively Retiring said...

Oh dear, Nick Park has a lot to answer for!

pohanginapete said...

But a lot for which we can be grateful, too. (I still think The Wrong Trousers was his classic.) :^)