Franz Josef Glacier
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Day 6 - 5th September, 2007
So, this brings me to today, we had a heaps early start, 6:30am to be exact and we set off on a shuttle bus to Franz Josef Glacier. That means nothing to you all back home, so I'll put it into time travelled... we left Queenstown at approx 7am, we then got to Franz Josef at 2pm. do the math, 7 hours on a friggin shuttle bus!!! lots of sleep deficient laughter and giggles got us through haha as well as Aimz being her snap happy self.
There were some amazing scenic shots that Aimz got on the way here, and photos will be uploaded shortly.
We are here for another 2 days, doing the 6 hour glacier hike tomorrow where we get on top of the glacier, go exploring through crevases and ice caves, and then the next day we have a 16 hour travel journey starting off with a bus to Greymouth, then a train to Christchurch, and then a plane to Auckland.
The weather here at the Glacier villages is absolutely stunning, it is warm and sunny and we have taken our jackets off!! (finally) yet we are surrounded by snow capped mountains, rivers and waterfalls.
well well, i must be off for now, i will continue this another time.
Ps: here is a list of things that are friggin hilarious to Ben, Aimz and I but probably won't make sense nor be any funny if you heard the story.
1. losing passports
2. MARSHY PUFFS! aka Mallow puffs, and in conjunction with this - "i'll save you marshy puff!" HAHA, classic
3. "can we go swimming?"
oh and there's many more but Ben and Amy are sitting next to me eating blue vein cheese and drinking wine so i must go and join them.. :)