High Peaks Hotel
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Refrigerator in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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So another drive in the snow to mount Cook in our Daihatsu sirion. Sketchy enough at times but the car was running well even if the conditions were less than favourable. The drive was amazing with snow covering all the mountains and parts of the road. We arrived at mount Cook village and decided to do the hooker valley walk to see mount Cook ...
And I will say, "You are right, demon. I am disgusting and cannot do this." It's a very fast exchange; it's second nature and it's over in less than a second.
Except that I have been doing all this work. And today when I was contemplating going on the second hike, I heard the demon, and another part of me had a surprisingly easy time responding. She said, "Ok, but I already walked for an hour today, and I didn't feel ...
... to the South island. Rainy Travel Days The next two days pretty much turned out to be travel days because of a bit more bad weather. We did stop to spot seals at Cape Foulwind, (not sure if the name has something to do with the seals or not?!), on our way to the port town of Westport. Westport is probably best known however for gold. There was a gold-rush here when gold was first discovered in 1858, although gold mining is now long gone. To banish the bad weather we had ...
... yet effective and very tasty concept - you buy a ticket for $17, you swap half the ticket for a beer and the other half for an empty plate, you then sit down with all your Stray companions and like meals on wheels they bring garlic bread, chips and of course pizza round on trolleys, lots of pizzas. You then eat your fill (13 slices in Dave's case) and then spend the rest of the evening in a food coma and retire to your shed to try and avoid the meat ...
... booked our chosen trip up onto Fox Glacier, flying past Mount Cook and Mount Tasman (both we had seen from the other side) at 4pm today. There was still some low cloud around later this afternoon but we had our fingers crossed.
We went for a walk unto Fox Glacier, well 200m from the terminus ( the edge of the glacier) and a walk around Lake Mathieus.