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... nouveau challenge: marcher 6h sans se plaindre pour aller voir un glacier qu'on ne verra pas vraiment à cause des nuages sur un terrain glissant et semé d'embûches (les racines humides nous tendent des pièges) sans rien se casser. Challenge validé par les jurés c'est donc avec la (semi) vue du glacier Franz Joseph que nous pique-niquerons. Même si le haut du glacier ne daigne pas montrer sa crevasse, ...
... it was fascinating and we were close up to it, it didn't have the kind of beauty we encountered at the Rob Roy Glacier.
Next stop – Greymouth. After an hour at McDonalds where one can access free internet (thank you Mickey D) we checked into Global Village, a delightfully decorated and welcoming spot. We met our first fellow Canadian Maritimers from New Brunswick here! Early the next morning, we did a bit of ...
... afterwards. By a strange coincidence, I had driven last and it was Ell's turn to drive next. So I got to taste six beers and Ell had six tiny sips. Funny that it worked out that way round.
So Ell had an unusually talkative passenger as she drove us up to Punakaiki. Punakaiki is famous for it's "Pancake Rocks" (really visible layers that look like stacked pancakes) and blowholes. We went and saw these in the evening just before high tide which ...
... mode and we chatted about travellling. I invaded a conversation between the yorkshire couple and two german girls and got the tips on using this blog; the yorkshire couple have been travelling non stop nearly two years and had some very interesting stories to tell, and a guy turned up who knew german lad so they had a mini reunion - this guy has been cycling around the world, wow! Was a really good sociable ...
... for a walk to the viewpoint. Sadly the mist had not cleared so I got some pictures of the lake without the mountains :-( . The walk was good as you walk through a forest to get there and with the rain the night before, it was like walking through a rain forest. Stopped for some brunch in Fox and then drive to the Carl park nearest to the Glazier. So off I when for an hours walk there and back. The walk was very different ...
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