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What a day!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Well we finally set off for Franz Josef which we knew would be a long drive. The rain kept getting harder which made the scenery good.         The water cascading down the side of the mountain and across the road. All we could do was keep driving till it was time to stop for lunch.  Then we thought that we would have another 2 and half hour drive to Franz Josef so we just kept driving in the rain. There was a lot more water lying across the road. About 2 hours along we had to stop in a long queue of cars. Waiting, waiting waiting. The road was flooded, then they were only letting 4 wheel drives through as there was a blocked drain that workmen were trying to clear.

The water was really moving
We starting to wonder if we needed to turn back. 2 hours back or wait and hope, as it was only half hour on to where we were heading.

We decided to wait. 2 and half hours and we got through. The road was a mess!!! The pressure of the water had ripped up the road.          We arrived at Franz Josef a lot later than planned. I had hoped that we would get there early enough to go for a walk to the glacier but no such luck. It was dinner time and again Frank had had enough and went to bed while Andrew, May and I walked to the main street and had dinner in one of the restaurants before heading back to the unit for the night.

When we checked into the unit which I had booked months ago, there was a couple with children looking for accomodation. They had been stuck in the same queue as we had but might have waited a lot longer than us as they were ahead of us. Everything in town was booked out. So I am not sure where they stayed. They were sent to a place just out of town so they might have ended up there.

 

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Travelling
Travelling
The water was really moving
The water was really moving
In the pub where we had lunch
In the pub where we had lunch
Sitting waiting
Sitting waiting
Sitting waiting
Sitting waiting
Still waiting
Still waiting
Still waiting
Still waiting
This digger we think was going to …
This digger we think was going to…
Some of the water on side of the r…
Some of the water on side of the …
More water on the side of the road
More water on the side of the road
Some of the debris
Some of the debris
This is where the workmen were cle…
This is where the workmen were cl…
some of the debris that had been c…
some of the debris that had been …
Still clearing
Still clearing
They were still trying to clear th…
They were still trying to clear t…
Yay we were across
Yay we were across
This was in the restaurant in Fran…
This was in the restaurant in Fra…
This was the Laundromat for one …
This was the 'Laundromat' for one…
Franz Josef Hotels & Accommodations review
Basic but good
We arrived a lot later than planned due to heavy rain but we were able to check in fairly quickly. However,the units were totally booked out. We had … read entire review
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photo by: Vikram