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Fox Glacier to Greymouth

Incl. Hokitika

rain 14 °C

Fox Glacier to Greymouth today.
We saw first hand what trouble the tourists can be on the roads.... we were packing our car in Fox Glacier when the 'town alarm' sounded. At first we thought it may be an avalanche(rock) or something similar but the hiking guides staying next to us advised it was probably a traffic accident and that is the siren for the firefighters to go go go!
Sure enough as we left the furies we in front of us.
It seemed that some Asian tourists had either nose dived or packed to close to the edge of the cliff to get out and take photos. They were sitting on the side of the road but there was no vehicle 😳hopefully no one was in the car.
We saw Franz Josef Glacier as we passed through ... the sun was shining in it.... of course haha
One of our highlights of the day was going to visit the company who make our favourite butter !!! They are based in Hokitika and those who know us well will know we swear by this butter for everything culinary lol. They receptionists were welcoming and so lovely but unfortunately they couldn't take us through the factory for health and safety reasons. One lady- her husband has worked in the factory for 32 years! Was really special 😊
We saw an emu!!!! Yes.... an emu!!! Not sure if they are trying to trick the tourists into thinking it is a Moa? And not sure how they got it into NZ?
The west coast weather was typical today however the wind blew and the cloud disappeared to reveal the top of Mt Cook and an amazing sunset!
We had a wonderful dinner here at our hotel, Kingsgate! Cheap room but one of the best so far.
Dinner in their restaurant was awesome Mel had Whitebait patties and Rich had steak. And the mushroom soup was to die for.
We drove past the old family house ..... and reminisced about different areas.
Watching the sunset from the Broadwater was amazing! Soooooo cold and soooooo windy, but worth it!
Cannot believe our travels have nearly come to an end! We have seen so much.

Posted by Mel and Rich 00:29 Archived in New Zealand

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