I feel like i'm in ice age
Trip Start Jun 29, 2009
51Trip End Feb 04, 2010
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We were given a quick brief and kitted out with waterproof trousers, jackets, gloves, socks, boots and spikes before going 10 minutes on the coach to the national park. We walked through the park for 45 minutes through forest and then down the riverbed (which surprisingly had dried up to a small trickle which we were able to avoid). We crossed several streams, some of which were quite deep and we had to wade through, before reaching the bottom of the glacier
When we got back to the holiday park we relaxed and warmed up in the hot tub before showering and having a quick dinner/tea to make it to the pub in time for happy hour. We enjoyed a few drinks and watched some drinking games taking place which was quite amusing! The barman seemed to have a soft spot for Lauren - this is becoming quite a pattern, though she didn‘t manage to get any free drinks out of him, instead he told her a joke every time she went to the bar
The following morning Lee went for a run whilst Lauren slept off her wine and Celia took advantage of the cheap internet. We then set off back up the coast towards Greymouth and stopped at Hokitika for lunch and food supplies on the way to Arthurs Pass. It was a pretty hairy drive with lots more winding roads and steep hills which Daisy struggled with once again. We had a brief stop at Deaths Corner which overlooked the road we had just driven up. We eventually reached our campsite which was literally just off the side of the road.