Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel
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We woke about 8:15am after almost 10 hours asleep. I think we needed that after the dreadful night the evening before. It was a beautiful day, no chance of the helicopter hike being cancelled then! Nope! Rich cooked sausages on the hob and we had sausage baps for breakfast then we just milled around the room waiting for 11:30am when we had to walk …
... doesn't cost $700) and we both began to doubt our earlier decision not to go. Then I remembered my Mum had given me an extremely generous early birthday present for our trip, so we decided that the flight could be my birthday present. Dilemma solved! Thank you Mum :-)
Called in to the helicopter booking office when we got to town and they had had some cancellations, and had a flight we could potentially go on, subject to our weight being compatible with ...
... were blocking the peaks! They moved for us to see the peaks, but the pictures it just looks like a bunch of mountains with clouds on top. We could see Mt Cook, NZ highest peak, and then several other great southern alp peaks. Still a great setting! It was so peaceful watching them. We stopped next at this forest walk view of Fox. We will be on Fox tomorrow!! It was a quick easy view of the entire enormous glacier. Fox is now the largest and most impressive glacier. In my opinion. We ...
... at the base of the crevice the same was getting smaller and smaller with each passing second. Barbara and Rachel were at the top waiting for me and had been in the caves with me so knew about my fear of enclosed spaces. They were both talking to me the entire way and reassuring me! I am very lucky to be on the tour with such caring people. I refused to let that moment ruin the rest of the amazing experience. We had a fairly tricky path back down to the ...
... platform across to the glacier, then a short forest walk to the riverbed, where you would continue if you wanted to go to the glacier face - we decided it would be too dark by the time we got back so stayed there, with Ed jumping the glacial stream and throwing rocks in. The glacier has definitely receded quite a long way from when Sam and I were here in 2003 - it's right up the valley now. Back to the motel and food from the Chinese restaurant next door, ready for kayaking next ...