It’s amazing what I see out the window while we’re driving the main roads or exploring the back roads and byways of New Zealand. As a passenger there’s plenty of time to marvel at the views, look for quirky buildings or historic sites, wave at a fellow movanner or shout at an inconsiderate driver, wonder at various lifestyles, watch out for farm animals and their babies, look for birds flying by or just sitting back and soaking up the scenery.
One thing you don’t expect to see as you’re cruising along in the middle of nowhere are four naked men standing in a river bed, in the wind and pouring rain. Somewhere, not too far from Burkes Pass, I happened to glance out the side window as we approached a bridge and I saw a fully clothed guy standing near the water.
At first I thought he was fishing, until I saw he was pointing a camera towards the river. ‘Lupins!’ I thought as I swivelled in my seat. Which I just about fell off when it registered what I was seeing.
Those are the funniest looking lupins I ever did see. What’s with that, it must be a bloke thing. Getting naked with your mates and recording it for posterity. And tucking ‘the package’ away, that’s just weird. Or maybe it was that cold, they disappeared of their own accord
I think they spotted me as we fast disappeared off the end of the bridge and out of sight. But not before I managed to click three shots, the last one, way out of focus as I shot over my shoulder! All I could do was shake my head in disbelief. I’m pretty confident anything I see out the window again will never surpass this.
Never trust this vehicle’s passenger, she always has a live camera on her lap.