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Tasha’s Travel Diary

Monday, 06 Aug 2007

Location: Fox Glacier, New Zealand

MapMoving on in our Motorhome

I am happy to inform that things have perked up a little, for a minute there I was worried.

Eventually flew to Wellington, where this time I was met by Claire and Katy - woohooo! Crossed into Picton (South Island) on the freight service, which basically meant that nothing was open so when had a 3.5 hour journey with nothing but kids colouring books to entertain us.

Then I had my first experience of driving the camper, on Queen Charlotte's Pass. Which I think Claire knew was the most treacherous stretch of driving on the trip! Anyway we survived, the journey to be met by some gruesome looking locals on old Macdonalds farm.

The next day we parked up the camper and had lunch by the lake, absolutely beautiful! This was followed by a water taxi to Anchorage, and a very pleasant walk along the beach and in the forest. Panic did start to set in when 1 hour 30 mins into our 1 hour 30 min walk we were heading into the mountains and not back to the beach for our taxi home. Between the three of us we reckoned we could light a fire build a hut and choose which berries were edible.

Ok i'm gonna make it short now as i'm getting bored, been in the internet cafe for hours. Other things seen are pancake rocks, jade factories (to many yo mention, i'm completely jaded) and looked around lake Matheson.

So far New Zealand has been massively lacking in people, and the food lovely.