Road trip to Franz Joseph -Pt 3: The Bloody Finale
Trip Start Aug 07, 2011
110Trip End Jul 14, 2012
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We enjoyed the drive to Lake Wanaka as this was a new road for us to explore. We stopped off at the i-site to see what walks were available but by the time we had read the info we decided instead to just sit by the lake and have a picnic for a spot of lunch. And to do Andy's fav activity... People watch! Well, actually it was more like dog-watch! Again, the weather was lovely and people were making the most of it, taking their dogs for a walk along (and in!) the lake.
We soon got back on the road and started to wind our way through the Southern Alps before we stopped off at Lake Hawea. I'd heard a lot about Laka Wanaka so we made this our main stop off destination, but we should have waited just a little longer..
We got back on the winding road through Haast Pass and up the West Coast to Franz Joseph.
I then did the most stupid thing I've ever done. When we got the to holiday park I hopped out of Evelyn to check in and casually went to toss the van door closed, as you do. However, I somehow managed to forget to completely remove my hand and slammed the door onto my middle finger of my right hand.
Luckily, I had withdrawn my hand enough that I didn't crush any bones or anything. It just caught the tip of my middle finger and a tried to rip it out of the way. Pain hit me and I looked at my hand... 3/4 of my nail had been sliced and blood was streaming down my hand
Never mind, tomorrow we're off to hike in the Glaciers!
Mrs. M xx