Journal: Pages 17-18
A 30-minute hike over the moraine hills overlooking Fox Glacier, now a dense temperate rain forest of ferns and moss-covered timber, punctuated by the palm-like rota tree
So many birds! Their songs fill the air
Tonight's dinner and rest take place at Haast Beach, where I will see the last of the Tasman Sea for the moment, turning south and inland for tomorrow.
26 Nov '02, Tuesday: Mt Aspiring NP, Wanaka, Queenstown
Back at Fox Glacier yesterday, a staff from one of the many helicopter outfits chased me unawares all the way back to my car. He politely asked me if I want to get into one last spot. Having just flown from Franz Josef Glacier, I said "perhaps another time."
Dropped my 90mm Elmarit lens of my Leica right on the rocky track! Good thing these all-mechanical optics are so well built.
Snapshots at Thunder Creek Falls, still within boundaries of Mt Aspiring NP
Gusty WINDS!!! Snap-shooting by Lake Wanaka