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... walked through blue ravines, climbed up and down ice mounds and shimmied through small crevices. We stopped for a talk with the giant ‘waterfall’ section as a backdrop. As our guide was explaining some features a huge chunk of ice dropped. The crash and deep rumble seemed to echo for half a minute. A particular highlight for me was crawling through a tunnel in the ice. It got a bit tight in places and I did wonder if ...
... contort out through a very tight space at the end. The ride back was just as amazing. After lunch I went for a walk in rainforest. Not as exciting as the morning, although it's pretty cool that you can be on a glacier and go to a rainforest on the same day, without hardly travelling anywhere. The walk was very nice anyway, and it was more rainforest than bush. I had some amazing beef cheeks in a red wine and redcurrant sauce for dinner. Not a bad day at ...
... get any closer we made it. Ed had got cold hands and paddled only occasionally by now so I was getting very achy paddling me, him and the heavy double kayak. Tash and Sam were lagging behind and got a tow from our guide to bring them home quicker. Ed and I ran aground just off shore and needed a shove back into deeper water to approach the beach from a slightly better angle. Back on shore and into the minibus to the office. An enjoyable trip and great place for ...
My explorations across New Zealand would take me in a big figure of eight across the North and South Islands, so with half my journey across the north island behind me, it was time to go to see what delights the South Island would bring! New Zealand is approximately 1.1 times the size of the UK but with quite windy roads because of the topography of the land, so you can imagine we had some driving to do in our Stray bus to get around. Our next destination, and a city I had ...
... hour to sit around, take pictures, and eat a few snacks.
The following day, we awoke to find the sky with no clouds covering Mt. Cook and we were ecstatic! We were going to be able to do the Mueller Hut hike. 5.2 km to the hut, with over 3000 feet of elevation gain. There were 2500 steps and we felt them ALL. It was a burner to go up all those steps. Luckily, the steps ended and then ...
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