Wanaka

Trip Start Sep 20, 2004
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Trip End Mar 30, 2005


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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Heli-Hiking CANCELLED on the Glacier! Weather stinks !!! Found out that the helicopter hadn't been up for the previous three days so aborted mission and headed off.

Drove to Lake Mathesson which is supposed to have amazing reflections of Mount cook ...NO VIEWS, couldn't see sh*t ! abort abort

Didn't attempt Fox glacier as the weather was still ropey.

Lunch on Haast Beach...empty (really couldn't see anyone for miles) and tons of driftwood...AND SANDFLIES!

Made the obligatory on the road sarnies then ran down to the sea and ate them running back and forth with the waves to avoid getting soaked and eaten alive by sandflies. Cruised on to Wanaka and pulled up at Wanaka backpackers cool place overlooking Wanaka lake (funnily enough). Great hostel with a big lounge and window overlooking the lake from the top of a steep hill. Cracked open some more quality Nelson wine and a fine pot noodle. Yum !
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