It was a BIG drive to Franz Josef glacier today where we were stopping for the night.
Along the way, there was plenty to see – the road was windy but we saw waterfalls, lakes and glaciers.
The water is so crystal clear and clean, it is unbelievable. It is almost like looking through glass.
Seeing Fox Glacier was a little unreal. About 13 years ago, David was in NZ South Island and he was able to walk straight onto Fox Glacier but since then it has retreated A LOT and is not unstable to walk onto from the base. Helicopters must fly people to the top to start their walks now. Even to witness where it once was 4 years ago to where it is now…. it won’t be long before there will be no more glacier.
Summary for September 26
Ate at a restaurant that had Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Indian on the menu.
Seeing the glacier is a reminder that we need to appreciate and look after the Earth. As time progresses, some amazing things are disappearing before our eyes, whether it be the animals becoming extinct or wonders like glaciers disappearing.