Today has been a travel day - at a relaxed pace with lots of stops for sight-seeing and tramps - hikes. We stopped to see Fox Glacier and then walked in to the base. We had a beautiful view of the Tasman Sea, We walked in to a riverbed through a tropical forest to see a huge waterfall, and then again to see the Blue Pools - they are green at this time of year. We have settled in at a great lodge that is surrounded by snow-caooed Mt peaks in all directions. I have my own little cottage that could sleep five and there are separate washrooms for men and woman!!! Oh, the small things!! The people are lovely, the place is spotless and there is just a beautiful sight everywhere that you look.
I had a good night last night getting to know the young woman from England and Ireland - they are a lot of fun!
We ordered dinner ahead, so my mulled wine is waiting by the fire, and the lamb chop dinner will be served soon. Today I think that I found my favourite home away from home.
I do wish you were here,