Wanaka, New Zealand (December 26th – 28th)

On the way from Franz Josef Glacier to Wanaka, we stopped in Fox Glacier, the next town south, and walked around Lake Matheson. I had planned to stay in Fox Glacier for a couple of days and would have done this hike. But, by sort of a happy mistake, I made a reservation at a … Continue reading Wanaka, New Zealand (December 26th – 28th)

Franz Josef Glacier (December 23rd – 26th, 2017)

December 23rd Yesterday on our way into Franz Josef Glacier, the activity sheet made its way around the bus and I signed up for the Franz Josef Glacier heli-hike and the Fox Glacier skydive. Both are highly weather-dependent and expensive! I debated with myself whether I really wanted to (in a budget-conscious mind-frame) do both … Continue reading Franz Josef Glacier (December 23rd – 26th, 2017)

Travel Days – Abel Tasman NP to Westport to Franz Josef Glacier, NZ (December 21st and 22nd, 2017)

December 21st I woke up ridiculously early this morning; not sure why other than maybe I went to bed to early. I've been waking up really early a lot. Someone had told me that the stars were brilliant the night before and since I seemed to be wide awake, I figured I might as well … Continue reading Travel Days – Abel Tasman NP to Westport to Franz Josef Glacier, NZ (December 21st and 22nd, 2017)