I woke up thinking I felt a bit better today, still had stomach cramps and kidney pain but had more energy. So I thought if I eat properly I could potentially still do the Franz Josef Glacier hike tommorow. This and Milford Sound are the two 'must do' things for me in New Zealand, so I was extremely determined to be able to do it.
When we got to Franz Josef I was in limbo as to whether to sign up for the hike, its a lot of money and I had deteriorated a bit by this point. In the end I signed up for the half day hike, which was totally not what I wanted to do but thought in my condition it would be a compromise and I would still be able to see the glacier.
Well....on the morning of the hike I woke up feeling awful, I had a terrible nights sleep and there was absolutely no way I could do the hike...absolutely devastated. Managed to get my money back and then bed for me...all day long :(