Road to Queenstown

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Final view of Fox Glacier as we left Fox Glacier, that sounds redundant.

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Scoping out Ship Creek on the way to Queenstown, scenic beach, lots of sand flies.

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If we were pissing this color I’d be worried. Runoff from the forest into the ocean, the soil turns the water a very interesting color.

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Took our Fox Glacier hosts (Gary) recommendation and hiked down to the blue pools. Well that title couldn’t describe them better. I ended up crossing the river barefoot and the frigid waters burned my feet. Apparently people jump off the bridge all the time though.

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We skipped many rocks this trip.

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Passing some lakes. First view of Lake Hawea below.

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Made it with daylight to spare, drank a beer to celebrate. Very cute little town, although a bit on the touresty side.

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And Mitsy is reunited with her favorite store.

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