Glacier Hike August 5th 2008 Early thismorning I arrived at the Franz Josef Glacier Hiking Centre and got dressed into thermals, waterproof cloths, walking boots, hats, gloves and ice grips. It took a while before I could find hiking gear the correct size before jumping on the bus for a 20 minute ride to the start of the trek.
On the bus everyone was looking awkward. We were all fighting with our uncomfortable gear and b ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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