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The Rob Roy Glacier

October 5th 2014
October 5 – The Rob Roy Glacier sits in the Matukituki Valley in Mt. Aspiring National Park. To get to the trail head, we first had to ford the river 5 or 6 times. Thankfully, we were in Brian and Diane’s sturdy four-wheel drive Rav 4 and not in ‘gee zee jay’ which we left sulking in the parking lot at the resort. It was a cool, wet, windy day. (I was beginning to think there were no o ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Mount Aspiring National Park

New Zealand Flag 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
18th October 2014

Incredible photos, even in the mist!
Great landscapes, fabulous bridge and a glimpse of glacier--wow! How great that you had Brian as your salesperson to spur to further than you thought you could go, and how wise to know your limits, so that you chose to enjoy your nook in the tree. Traveling offers so many opportunities for us to explore our edges--where can we push past them, and where should we remain safe. Happy explorations!
19th October 2014

Thanks, Tara!
Loved your thoughts about travel -- I may quote you some day!

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