Monday, November 10, 2014

Franz Joseph Glacier

Ok, so these are a real throw-back, all the way back to April. Remember when we went to New Zealand? Yeah, I'm not finished blogging about it. Still to come: a couple more glaciers, definitely more scenery, some sea life...

This here is Franz Josef Glacier, neighbor to Fox Glacier. We had big plans to do the Alex Knob trek up to the lookout, as recommended by Colleen and Steve, but when we arrived, the trail was closed because of downed trees from the storm. So we opted for the short and sweet Franz Joseph Glacier Walk, right up to the edge of the glacier:

Not too close, though...:

Don't worry... this guy is here to protect you and prevent you from getting too close:

I love the texture of the glacier:

The Franz Joseph valley is quite pretty:

So spikey:


  1. Glaciers are really pretty aren't they? I wouldn't expect to see a glacier in New Zealand - this must have been really cool! I've always wanted to go there.

    1. Very cool! I saw my first in New Zealand... they have several. We took a helicopter ride onto one, which was pretty amazing. Check it out:


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