Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
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... includes a flash hotel, Hermitage I think, other accommodation, an information centre (quite good) and a cafe. The peaks around here are huge with large amounts of snow. There were a couple of areas which looked very unstable and it appears there have been recent avalanches. We backtracked again and continued onto a small town called Geraldine, of all ...
... fire engine turned up while we waited we felt like we were going to get knocked over too. After short hold up we got to mt Cook and went for short walk looking a glacial lake. We decided against the longer walk as the weather looked like it was going to turn nasty AND I was hot with tights under my jeans! I've needed to have that the whole time we've been here... But here we are at a ...
... clean our teeth and then we went out in the car.
We didn't drive an awful lot today.
We did a walk called The Fox Glacier. It was a long walk. Climbing up the hill made us go out of breath. But when we got to the top it was perfect. Climbing down the hill was really steep but I didn't even need to use my hands!
We had lunch at the motel. We all had ...
... Basically, it is one giant snowball so densely compacted that it formed into an ice glacier. Over the years, as the snow fields on top of the Mt Tasman have risen, gravity has essentially pushed this giant snowball down into the valley. A few hundred years ago, the end use to reach the coast. Currently, it is in a state of retreat although last year it did increase. Our guide pointed out where the glacier was in 2008 and we could see the vegetation end at the line. We got ...
... heaters, a very questionable decision by Gemma as the heaters didn't do too much. Alas the meal was still very nice, and perhaps tasted better for its warming up qualities, maybe. A plan to write lots of blogs was restricted by the lounge area showing back to back episodes of Friends. I tried hard not to watch it, but I think it may be impossible. The only way to escape the Friends hypnotisation was sleep, and so with nice comfortable beds awaiting, we called it a ...