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... have as the advance on the landscape, literally picking up and crushing any size rock that gets in its way. We were now getting hungry and in need of a refreshing beer so we stopped in at the shops and grabbed a couple of six packs to see us through the next couple of days. Tonight was a relaxing one, cooking a delicious pasta dish and taking in the surrounds of the camp grounds. Tomorrow it's on the road again with Wanaka the ...
... be about a ten minute walk across a barren river bed covered in driftwood and algae covered rocks. Distances are clearly distorted as it took nearly an hour to cross the bed before climbing up through loose rock to a separate section of the glacier that had been left behind as the main body receded. We passed through a section marked "Do not pass; serious risk of death". Our guide assured us that his presence would ensure safety. We reached the separate section ...
... the plane and head off. I was ready to fulfill my camera duty. It was probably 15 mins when I heard, "JANEO". I thought I'd have ages to relax. There were three parachutes. The call hadn't helped me to locate which was David's, I took photos of everything and then he landed. It was over so quickly. David had flushed cheeks and was so happy, "it was amazing, the views, the free fall, I loved it!" Unfortunately, a girl that also did the dive wasn't so buzzing. She had a ...
... it meandered along before entering the pass. It was not as we expected, mind you our opinions were based on Athur's Pass. This one was much, much flatter as it ran along the Makarora River and its many flats instead of running up into the mountains. We only stopped twice through the pass. Once at the Blue Pools an amazingly clear glacier water river and the Cameron Flats right next door. The second was a recent rock slide at Diana Falls. We were stopped for over ...
... bicycle. They're a native parrot, and it's illegal to shoot them,...but I can promise you if I'd had a pistol this morning,....we'd be snacking on KEA tonight.
So, after giving up on sleep, Adrienne jumped in her clothes, and took off too hike the Fox Glacier. As much as I love a good hike,....that wasn't on my agenda this morning. I had a nice breakfast of fruit read, jam, and tea,.....hand washed some clothes, and then caught up ...