Thursday, 10 January 2008

Fox Glacier

Most of today involved driving, driving, and more driving. It’s a long way to the West Coast. We stopped for a minute in Haast (hilarious – a minute is all it takes to see the town, junction and beach!) before hitting the road again. At Fox Glacier where we were greeted by some incredible views. It was quite humbling to realise just how far the glacier had receded since 1750 and even 1935, as the markers pointed out. We got a couple of great views of the lower parts of the glacier. I couldn’t walk very far so had to make do with what I could see from the first couple of viewpoints. Here’s what we saw:

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