Glaciers and ice bergs
Trip Start Sep 23, 2004
77Trip End Ongoing
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After I crossed over the bridge and made my way through the Hooker Valley, more hanging glaciers came into view, these deeper and more intense views. The plant life was prolific, with white Mount Cook lilies, like giant buttercups, in bloom amongst the daisies and hebes
Japanese tourist watching soon became an interesting past-time, due to their choices of outfit, ranging from the hyper cautious to the super co-ordinated to the rather bizarre. There were men dressed in fluorescent full body ski suits, girls in pink trekking trousers with pink waterproofs and pink umbrellas, ladies with immaculate makeup in plastic ponchos, colour co-ordinated couples in his'n'hers outfits and even a chap in a business suit, his jacket carefully folded over his arm as the sun came out.
Our final morning gave us that elusive view. Mount Sefton and Mount Cook came out to play in all their glory, pure white snow against the bright blue sky. Via Lake Tekapo and its church by the lake, we headed through the sheep stations of Mackenzie country back to Christchurch and our plane back to Auckland. We sat outside for a glass of wine, the clouds came in. You never know with the weather.