Sunday Funday

On our first day here, some of us took a pact to take a day off every week: Sunday funday! (If the weather is bad one Sunday we can do a Monday funday instead – it still rhymes). Yesterday most of us hiked near the Rob Roy glacier and got some great views. Here are some pictures from the day.

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Getting to the hike itself was an adventure. We had to ford about 8 streams in our cars.

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View from the beginning of the trail (or track, as they say here in NZ). The hike mostly followed this river. We could already see the glacier in the distance.

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Looking back at the valley

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The lower viewpoint

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Part of the group (Carolyn, Jimmy, McBride, and Brent) on the way to the upper viewpoint

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The upper viewpoint, where we had lunch

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Relaxing at the top

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Alan had four cameras with him. He said he’d “only take 500 or 1000” photos that one day.

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Brent tried to find a more comfortable rock

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A waterfall coming off the glacier. There were a couple more but I didn’t manage to get a good photo of all of them.

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Looking at the valley on our way down

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One of many fields of sheep along the road to the hike

 

 

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