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... us about Oscar's new school. What a surprise and how great to be able to communicate over so many miles. The wonders of modern technology!
The sat nav in the car has the additional feature of Mr Kruse who we have nicknamed Tom. He gives us interesting facts about the countryside we are passing through, birds, Maori legends etc etc. At least it takes our mind off Mrs Consused the sat nave lady. Every time we go round a hairpin bend she thinks we have taken ...
... face. The terminal face is now too dangerous to allow people on and the only way onto the glacier is by helicopter. This is really expensive so I contented myself with getting as close as I could on foot.
We had a snack in the carpark and then did the Douglas Walk, having lunch by the side of the track and ending at the lower carpark where we were picked up by the Glacier Shuttle back to town. Altogether we did about ...
... icy snow being overlooked by mount Tasman and Mount Cook , exhilarating !! Chris the pilot just laughed , thought we'd gone mad but heh . Now I've sent you some pics on FB I've described where we were on top of a glacier in mountain country only 2 more helicopters landed far apart on this huge snowfield, get the picture ? We got the picture !! Chris produced a pic frame just like you get in Legoland , Disney, universal with a pic of each couple standing by the ...
... over to fox so looking forward to actually setting foot on the two glaciers. Unfortunately in about 50-70 years the Franz Josef will be no longer so glad we are here now. By this time we were starving so off to town for a celebratory meal. It was john and Janice's 44 wedding anniversary on 2/1 Chris and George's 38th on 7/1 and of course the birthday boys 63rd today. We went to speights pub and ordered our meal with a nice ...
... out on the third day. This led to an epic (feeling anyway) day of 21km in 30 C heat. We both jumped in the river when we got back to the car.
After taking a few days to recoup, we headed up to Mt. Cook, where the weather looked to be every bit as good as the previous few had been. Our first destination was Ball Shelter hut, up the Tasman Valley. The hike itself is only 9km, most of which is on an old road, so for the most part ...
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