Doing that meme thing earlier, where it asked the question about my favourite place to be, has got me thinking about Wanaka. Actually, I don't really stop thinking about Wanaka. I feel more at home there than anywhere else in the world and that includes my own landscape in Somerset. Wanaka is where I want to be, where I want to stay, where I want to live and where I want to die. I'm sure I'll go back there and I'm sure I will still love it, but whether I end up there, that's a mystery that is yet to unfold.
I'm sure some of you have seen some of these photos before, but please allow me to indulge myself and wallow in just the right amount of self-pity while I sit here thinking; it's almost exactly eight years since I first arrived in Wanaka. I felt an affinity with the place the moment I stepped out of the car, something just grabbed me and said 'You belong here' in an angelic voice. Every time I've been lucky enough to go back there the same feeling has surged up and I know it will happen again. Wanaka has changed over the years and will continue to do so, but I don't think that will change the way I feel.
'Get on with it', I hear you cry,'Get on with the pictures!'
Okay, I've trawled through my online scrapbook and these are what I've found. I hope you like the look of Wanaka as much as I enjoy the feel of it. Now I'm off to imagine dangling my toes in the lake.
Who wouldn't feel the same way?