Up to the glacier(s)

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The Clock Tower. It is situated at the junction of Weld and Sewell Streets. It is a memorial.


We started with a tour guided by the owner of the hotel. She told us about the minery years ago. This took 1,5 hour. There was not much left to see... Back at the hotel we get in the bus and drove to the south. But after 10 minutes our tourleader was missing his cellphone. So we are going back to the formerly blackball hilton hotel. After a 5 minute search he found it somewhere outsite. At 11am we left again. At noon we arrived in Hokitika. We visited a Jade-factory and shop, went to a kiwi-museum and finally did some shopping in a supermarket.
At 2pm we left for the glaciers. The first glacier we visited was the Franz Jozef. Because it is almost always raining at the franz Jozef, we just walked close(r) to the glacier. Luckely I had my raincoat with me and used it, because the closer we came to the glacier the harder the rain is falling. After 40 minutes walking we took some pictures and headed back to the bus. We arrived at our hotel in Fox at 6pm. Then there was a problem with the amound of rooms reserved for us. There was 1 short, so Jos and I offered that the tourguide could also sleep in our room. They arranged an extra "bed" and everything was settled. What left us was diner at a restaurant across the street and an evening in a bar...
Heey, not for the drinks ;) but talking about the last days and what we have seen.

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The Clock Tower. It is situated at…
The Clock Tower. It is situated a…
Driving to Hokitika.
Driving to Hokitika.
Oeps, small bridge again...
Oeps, small bridge again...
Jade Factory in Hokitika
Jade Factory in Hokitika
Jade Factory in Hokitika
Jade Factory in Hokitika
In the Kiwi-museum
In the Kiwi-museum
In the Eco Centre
In the Eco Centre
In the Eco Centre
In the Eco Centre
Hokitika
photo by: Vanessa_Mun_Yee