Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The wonders of nature..........











Hello poppets!!!!

The Glacier was amazing!!!!!
Yesterday we made our way up to the Franz Josef Glacier to be in awe of the beauty that nature can produce. As you walk up the river bend to the base of the Glacier you feel so very small, the scale and grandeur is breath taking. 
Then we were off in the "Basil mobile" down through the National Parks, along native bush lined roads and peaceful river valleys.
We spent the night at the Haast beach camping ground, which had a lovely bush walk to go on in the fading light of the evening,  it was just lovely and we provided the local sandflies with their supper.
Itchy & Scratchy today.......grrrrr, but worth it.

Today was more traveling along the coast and another bush walk to see the "Blue pools" at the Haast Pass, they are created from the melting Glaciers and have this stunning ice blue clear water, which is so transparent.
I said to Warren today, "this is the most nature and bush walks I have every been on", and we both agreed that they have been such wonderful to experience, we are seeing what all these tourist come to see here in our own country. 

Tonight we are near Wanaka, at Glendhu Bay, which is a walk down memory lane for Warren, his family camped there for many years when he was a wee whipper snapper.

Love V&W