Because it was such a lovely, sun-kissed day, Glenn decided it was time he took me out on the boat at the lake, which i’d previously missed because i’d been on the afternoon shift at work.

Lake Mapourika (translates to Flower of the Dawn) lies a three minute drive from where we are; it is the largest lake in the West Coast and is home to brown trout and salmon. Out in the water we could see the Franz Josef Glacier in the distance and the native forest that lines Okarito.