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... We arrived at the oddest campsite so far, in that it was set in a rainforest which was at the foot of snow capped mountains... We've learnt to accept all sorts of landscapes in New Zealand! After much to-ing and fro-ing about which glacier to go to and which tour to go with we decided on Franz Joseph Ice Explorer. This would take us to and from the glacier in a helicopter and we'd spend about 3 hours on the ice with a guide. When we turned up at the ...
... like did a wee interview with you before you went on the plane and throughout the whole thing. We got on the wee plane and flew right up above the Cook mountains (highest in NZ) and because we wer so high up we even had to put the oxygen masks on. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would more like excited and adrenaline filled, and i was like looking out the plane going higher & higher up above the clouds being like am I actually going to jump out of a plane this high ...
... the coast road back through Greymouth, it was so windy we had to go slow and steady. We stopped off at Countdown (the supermarket) in the town centre before setting off again. Back at Kumara Junction we joined the Glacier Highway (Route 6) heading to Hokitika. After about ten minutes though we had to pull over as the rain got that heavy our windscreen wipers couldn't keep up!! Eventually we got going again, it was still raining pretty bad but ...
... taking in four wineries (‘cellar doors’) and two breweries, leaving us in the last brewery so that we could enjoy more than just a ‘sample’! The wine was very tasty, we have learnt that Zoe dislikes Pinot Gris and Viognier, that C******nay from this side of the world is delicious, and cemented the theory that Dan will drink anything! We have since bagged a bargain or two in the local supermarkets – much cheaper than ...
... sometimes showing up through clouds and the glacier was changing all shades between blue, white and grey and the whole valley was looking differently all the time.
Even if it was raining it stopped after a while and we had our rain gear on so it was not such a big deal. When we finally arrived at the glacier base we were totally taken by the view. We took as many photos as it was possible. After ...
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