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.
I could see people setting off to walk to the foot of the glacier. I so wanted to join them.
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.
After three days of heavy rain the river was fast flowing and a dirty grey colour with all the silt.
Some of the rocks were red colour possibly due to the growth of algae.
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.
Tomorrow would be a day of travelling as we head south to Lake Wanaka.