Above photo is on the road to Glenorchy from Queenstown.
Today we plan to see Glenorchy, Arrowtown and then some things around Queenstown. We actually had a minute of sunshine, the first we have had since we landed here. It is sprinkling rain. I can live with that.
We went shopping last night at New World. Instead of spending so much money on going out for meals we can cook some at the house.
View from our rental house in Queenstown. We are staying here 4 nights. It is raining.
Haast area. Cozy lunch by the fire (not really that cold). Gates of Haast bridge. Still raining lightly as we approach Lake Hawea. It poured some torrential rain for ages on the way. Over the rain.
Overcast day without rain. We rolled out of bed and hurried to get out the door to see the glacier in case of rain. Short drive to the car park. The path up to the glacier was an hour or so return. The kids rocked it and didn’t complain one bit until the very end. This was miraculous because it was a fairly steep climb up the path. Another very sad sight…this glacier has retreated as well. It doesn’t seem as bad as Franz Josef but still much further back than it was in 2006. Now we are off to Lake Matheson to NOT see Mt Cook.
We stayed at the Bella Vista Motel, and had dinner at Café Neve.
Day 2. Greymouth to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Departed Greymouth 10am. It rained overnight but held off quite a while as we drove. Now we have light but persistent rain. Lunch at a little cafe in Hari Hari. Let’s hope the rain doesn’t get any worse so we can see Franz Josef glacier without getting soaked.