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Tuesday 28th - Our last day in Queenstown,
We started the day by doing the weeks washing, After the chores we walked from our hotel downtown to the Queenstown Gardens, Their gardens are lovely and being the beginning of spring all the lovely trees and flowers were in bloom. We have visited Bowral in New South Wales
but at the wrong time of …
... for "Ï'm going for a coffee!" - I found out later it also meant "Look I found some great souvenirs - they were all bargains!". Anyhow while the money was being spent, the boys had a great time playing except when Harrison decided that some little girl's fluffy Minion toy needed to be thrown over the fence into the creek. I had to jump the fence to retrieve it and make apologies to the girl's Mum - "He never does this! I don't know what got into him!"...etc etc.
There has been so much snow fall over night, the most the whole season has seen so we are delighted. Jane and Ed have not been to remarkables yet and this field has the most about of snow fall so we make the decision to head there for the day. Unfortunately everyone else had the same idea, and while we were pleased about the amount of snow fall remarkables could not cope with it. We had to sit in a line of traffic until they could open ...
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From Franz Josef we returned few kilometres to Fox Glacier and especially to Lake Matheson.
Lake Matheson is not a huge lake but has a special nickname - Reflection Lake. When the weather is nice and windless it is like a mirror in which you see Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman, highest peaks in Kiwiland.
... for the ice glacier but also for a sky dive!!! Went to the ice glacier place and got kitted out with our boots, spikes, waterproofs etc.. Had to get a helicopter ride up to the glacier which that in itself was class! The views wer stunning. As we wer the first group out guide has to like pick and cut all the walkway and ice steps around the glacier. The tour was amazing, like seeing the ice and all the cool little ice caves and how you could see where parts of it had melted ...