Motel Franz Josef
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... eaten glacier. The sight itself was epic, a sheer wall of ice cradled by the craggy gray alps, surrounded in a fine mist of cloud.
Afterward we also tried showering in the waterfalls, but the water was simply too damn cold. The kind of water that burns it numbs you so quickly.
We wanted to stay longer but the rain wasn't letting up so it was more prudent to move on. Tomorrow, Fox glacier then Haast.
... so far, and we even get free soup in the evenings! In hindsight we should have gone out straight away to do the glacier walk as the next morning when we wake up it's wet and cold.
But we persevere, and after a free breakfast, we're walking through rainforest on the way to the glacier car park. Once there, the terrain changes dramatically on the walk to the glacier face. It's good to get there, but with ...
... the hot pools and not then have the pressure of having to find a bed for the night...actually I think it was my decision but us women have a way of planting the seed then letting the idea sink in and take hold ;0) Either way it was the best decision (we) could have made knowing these treats were few and far between!
1pm finally came around after what seemed like an eternity and by 1.15pm we ...
... after my stint in Te Anau. But, after walking around town and seeing bits and pieces of the glacier last night, I thought it cool enough to show it on the map. It's really gorgeous! Although kinda rainy..
Also thought I'd throw in some last photos of Hokitika.
Anyway, see you all again in Te ...
... full of children, so we headed over to the 38º pool. It was the right temperate so sat in there for ages. Ari said we were like goldilocks!
Had a venture back over to the 40º pool, but it was still to hot, so we went into the 36º to cool down before we left!
Had showers then left the pools and headed back to the hostel quickly, only had to go back to drop off the towels before we went to the kiwi sanctuary,
There were 4 Kiwis there, we watched a ...
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