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... from a different angle and from further back. The clouds shrouded part of the glacier, but it was still very cool to see the glacier from this far back.
We did the hike up to see Fox Glacier. The walk was an hour round-trip and had a steady uphill. The views were amazing. The river of water that came from the melting of the glacier was a milky color. Very different from snowmelt.
... Finally 3.30pm came and time to check into our flight. Weather looking good and we were off!
Neither of us have ever been in a helicopter - it was awesome. Noisy but it felt like you floating through the air. The pilot made last minute turns so close to the rock face, at one point Glenn thought we wouldn't make it. After flying around the Glacier and Mt Cook ...
... is on us every day, but for the next 6 weeks that’s the way it is.
Today the weather was much brighter so after breakfast on the lake (all fresh and clean – he he!) we set off in the direction of Mount Cook.
Half an hour into our drive we turned a corner and both exclaimed "Wow" at the same time. Before us was the vivid blue Pukaki Lake, made even more spectacular by the ...
... it was beautiful. Our walk was over too soon and we had to walk back down to be picked up by the helicopter. The helicopter ride back was really cool and our pilot kept plunging down quickly which made my stomach sink, but in a really good way. I definitely want to go in a helicopter again! As part of the trip we got to visit some hot pools. So we had lunch an then set off. Luckily they were just around the corner, I was feeling so tired and achy by now. A soak in ...
Still coughing and sniffling everywhere I headed Queenstown for an interview with a ski resort. Despite the germs we both got a job in the food and beverage department up on Coronet Peak, starting in early June. As soon as the interview was over, I drove down to Milford Sound where I joined a volunteering party which I had arranged a few months earlier. There was myself and two older women who were in the capable hands of an experienced ranger called Ken. We stayed in the small ...