Motel Franz Josef
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Um 07.30 Uhr machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Fox Glacier. Dort buchten wir bei Fox Glacier Guiding den "Fox Trot", eine geführte Gruppenwanderung von ca. vier Stunden auf den Gletscher. Mit Steigeisen an den Schuhen bestiegen wir nach kurzer Einführung auf der Wegstrecke den Fox-Gletscherfuss. User Guide versorgte uns mit allem mö …
... coffee and only coffee so don't ask us for anything else'. There was also a hand painted sign outside the centre (next to a makeshift guillotine painted with fake blood) which slammed all politicians, CEOs, bureaucrats and others of 'self-importance' before ending with a comment about the French Revolution. Like I said, random. We arrived in Franz Josef after a couple more hours on the bus and registered straight away with the Glacier Guides to ...
... and glaciers, and look in the other for coastal views and the ocean. We decided it was a good spot for some lunch so perched on a rock and took in the surroundings. The way down was ******* the knees but was a little quicker than the way up. We arrived back at the van worn out but had completed the walk in only 5 and a half hours. That might explain the weariness!! We had seen the most we could from the glacier (without spending a few hundred dollars each) so moved on in ...
... cancelled their Ice Explorer experience 30 minutes previously and they had 3 places that they could fill with 3 young, fit, athletic individuals that had the money to pay. We stepped up and grabbed our chance. We would get in the air today not by our first choice but by a very close second best. We were kitted out in over trousers, second hand clean socks, gloves, boots and crampons, left our own stuff in a box and were herded towards the helipad. Life experience - fly in ...
... Attached to the museum was a cafe that sold 'headlight delight' - possum pie. I wasn't really feeling it but apparently it was nice enough! The most interesting thing for me was the currency exchange rate board, which I have attached a ropey photo of.
By the time we got to Franz Josef, noone could really be bothered doing anything that involved a lot of energy. So I decided to be productive and do my washing up. Clean clothes - wahay!
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