Franz Josef

Waking up to a snow covered mountain is one of my best moments on this trip.

Visited MacDonald lake which is a bit further north of Franz Josef.



So calm and peaceful here. I would have been happy to sit and enjoy this for a while, but the sand flies started to swarm.

Time to tackle one of the glaciers now, Franz Josef was first, after a short detour to Peter’s Pool.



The walk to the glacier was spectacular in its own right, with the river and waterfalls.






Was a little bit naughty and went over the fencing to sit on a giant rock and enjoy the glacier.




Not satisfied with climbing to one glacier, Fox glacier was next (am I the only one who thinks of Fox Glacier mints?)









After all this walking a trip to the Franz Josef hot pools to soothe my feet and calves! 

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