Hello!!! Have any of you ever been on a glacier??? Well I spent 5 hours hiking in the RAIN whilst on the roadtrip to experience the Franz Josef glacier. Those who know me will know that I am NOT a sporty person and hate walking up hills! And especially IN THE RAIN!
We had to wear special (and yes I looked special indeed) 'tramping' (the word for hiking here in NZ) shoes, trousers and jackets, with a BUM BAG for our cramp ons (which are like spikes you attach to your feet to help you on the ice). UGH!
|I don't know WHAT the bf looked like pre-waterproofs!!!!!|
|Bumbag, clumpy shoes and sad trousers - what a trend!!!|
|On the bus to the starting point...|
|It was a 90 minute walk to the foot of the hill...|
|Who pays over $100 for this?! Smurfs!!|
|Where's the cafe?! ;)|
|This was the part where we'd finally hiked up to the start of the glacier....|
When we finally reached the glacier it was actually super stunning. I admitted to the bf that despite all my moaning, it was really cool to see the glacier. Next time I would pay the extra for a helicopter TO the glacier though ;)
The only problem was the rain - we'd all brought a picnic which we couldn't sit and eat and it was really hard to get photos because the camera kept getting soaked. Shame.
|In an ice cave!|
|Look behind you!!!|
|WET all the way to my underwear.....and I'd never been so glad to see a complimentary hot chocolate in my life!!!|
After the trip we had a 6 hour car drive to our next destination. Needless to say I was over the moon to find a plush hotel room with under-floor bathroom heating when we arrived!! Hahaha.
How is your weekend??