Aahhh...Franz Josef does not disappoint! Had a good sleep last night. Opted for a different hostel altogether-again, great decision. Cleaner, quieter, cheaper and has more character! Found 3 bunk mates to share a 4 bed with ensuite...treat! Also, a mini fridge and hair dryer (small appreciations)!
Had breakfast at 4 bean cafe with a long black (delish) and then off for the helicopter ride to see both glaciers as well as Mt.Cook and Mt.Tasman:) Brilliant experience-permagrin the entire time! Love the sensation of being up in the helicopter-the views up and over the mountain tops and then....actually landing on the glacier-unreal! I feel like I repeat myself (and I likely do), but the sky was so blue in contrast to the white snow.
Stayed there for a few minutes before flying again....a once in a lifetime experience-fantastic:) Content once again. The fact that there was a pleasant & attractive British fellow sitting beside me with whom I had the pleasure of having a coffee and lunch with afterwards-cherry:)
Now have the remainder of the day to wander, relax, unwind again. Happy.