Wow, another amazing activity on our trip. Tonight we took a boat across Lake Te Anau to the glowworm caves. It was terrific. We entered the caves and had to lower our heads. But really lower them, to about 3 feet. I’m not tall and even I was almost crawling. We only did that for about 10 feet and then the ceiling opened up. The caves were spectacular. Clear rushing water carved all sorts of crevasses and grooves in the rock. At then end of the walkway, maybe 800 feet, we got into a metal boat at the grotto. From there they turned off all of the lights. As we got deeper into the grotto it became silent and pitch black except for the glowworms. We were able to get really close to them. It was like being on a Disney ride but 100 billion times better.
Yesterday, for those of you that do not know, Rob and I became engaged. I knew that the proposal was happening sometime while we are in New Zealand, but I didn’t know the time and place. As we were driving from Franz Joseph to Wanaka we passed a lookout over the ocean where the sun was setting. We pulled over to take a picture, or at least that’s what I thought. Rob was very cute and got down on one knee. Of course I said yes.