Fox Glacier and the West Coast
After a good nights sleep (apart from when a cow decided to try and get into the van) we awoke to find we had a perfect view of Fox Glacier, oh the joys of parking up at night J After the pretty miserable weather of the day before we were blessed with beautiful sunshine as Adam cooked us pancakes and bacon for brekkie. After this we headed for a better view of the glacier and I think that, though it was beautiful, Adam and I were both pleased that we did our walk on Franz rather than Fox.
We got back in the car and headed home, it was to be a journey filled with many stops as we kept passing some awesome places. Our first stop was Bruce bay and then an unscheduled stop which turned out to be really high on the coastal cliff, it was stunning. I say unscheduled because normally I would have the Lonely Planet stuck to my palms but I have discovered the most amazing free guides produced by the AA that I am never without and follow in a Monica style fashion! We pushed forward to Haast, an exceptionally small town with pretty much nothing of interest except a lovely, long, deserted beach. We continued on the itinery stopping at the Roaring Billy Falls, Thunder Creek Falls, Fantail Fall and the Blue Pools of Haast which really were beautifully blue. The journey is considered to be one of the most stunning 1 day drives in New Zealand and it started to become a bit of a joke. As we were driving every corner we turned the view seemed to get better and better but Adam couldn't quite contain his excitement, he just kept saying WOW, getting his camera out in Japanese tourist style and snapping away ordering me to stop. This happened about 100 times, I just kept laughing. We had a lovely time together as always.