A walk alongside Waiho River.

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After our flight over Mount Cook it was back to earth but there was still lots to do in the afternoon. We travelled by coach to Sentinal Rock for the view of the Franz Josef Glacier.

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I could see people setting off to walk to the foot of the glacier. I so  wanted to join them.

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Instead we walked along the Glacier View Forest walk back to our coach. We were offered the opportunity to leave the coach on the banks of the Waiho River and make our own way back to Franz Josef . Just what we wanted.

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After three days of heavy rain the river was fast flowing and a dirty grey colour with all the silt.

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Some of the rocks were red colour possibly due to the growth of algae.

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It was very peaceful and good to be out on our own. I could not stop taking pictures,

We eventually made our way back to our hotel, tired but happy.

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Tomorrow would be a day of travelling as we head south to Lake Wanaka.

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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