Day 6 - Franz Josef Glacier

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November 20th 2007
Published: November 20th 2007
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Anne is all smiles... eventually
Today was glacier day!!!

We woke up, and got out of the hotel in Queenstown at 7:09. Only one short stop and we arrived in Franz Joseph at 11:45 (387 km). Anne and Chris were very grumpy, but got over it after a meal and after we got hiking.

Then.. UP UP UP.

The guides carved out steps as we walked behind them (both up and down).
At one point there was a big BOOM... sounded like an oncoming earthquake, but it was just part of the Glacier falling away somewhere 😊 😊

There were lots of people there from all around the world. We spoke to someone at length from Ireland, and a couple from the Bay area, CA.

we have lots of pictures... We'll see how many get up tonight.... as in... how fast the connection is here in the middle of nowhere 😊

Tomorrow We hang around Graymouth on our way to Westport.

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Ice Cave Chris

Nifty Ice cave....

You are not deceived... that truly is a giant block of ice RIGHT NEXT to a tropical rain forest!!!
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Ice Crack

cool huh?

Yeah Right... Guess our extra insurance won't cover this

20th November 2007

Ice Crack
Is Ice Crack as addictive as regular Crack?
21st November 2007

Looks like you are having a blast. I like the glacier pictures but am glad to not be that cold. Thinking of you this week... Happy Early Thanksgiving!
13th December 2007

plastic-y ice!
Wow the ice looks awesome!!! But it also looks a bit...plastic.... are you sure this wasn't staged? ;) Is ice REALLY blue?!!! Nice pics!

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