Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat
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... a couple Canadians then fishing and drinking beer. Of course the rain came along and we had to retreat to the tent for cards, but it was overall a successful day.
The next day we headed out early for Franz. I was ashamed to say as a Canadian it was the first Glacier I have ever seen, but it was amazing. Me and Ian went off to very briefly try soaking in the water and eat some of the floating ice chunks to simply claim that ...
... springs at the end of the day – SOLD!
So whilst we were in the flow of splashing the cash, we then proceeded to also blow our daily accommodation budget (by a long way!) and booked ourselves into a plush Motel for the night where we scrubbed ourselves clean, flaked out watching movies, skyped the family (for the first time since the beginning of Australia) and finally caught up on a good ...
... My instinct was to smash it on the floor which did work. However it was a painful process, especially for Ryan who gave me and hand and got smacked in the face by another contenders shirt...ouch! It actually ended up splitting my finger open a little too. What a fun game! Unfortunately I didn't win but I did get a free bar crawl for Queenstown in a few nights time. We stayed in the bar until late in the evening with the rest of bus. Good ...
We arrived at Franz Josef hoping that we would be able to do the Glacier climb. We got all ready and geared up for it and we were about to leave the place to get into our helicopter to fly up to the glacier and start our hike, only for it to get cancelled. We were absolutely gutted. It ...
... was one that I did when heading south back in January, but the weather was better this time. The seal colonies are in abundance along SH1 south of Kaikoura, so I had a few stops to watch the pups dip in and out of the water. The sun was shining when I arrived at Picton for a night’s rest before getting the ferry back to Wellington the following morning.
I spent two nights with Diane and Edward in Wellington before heading to New Plymouth on Sunday morning.