Tag Archives: Franz Josef Glacier

Crampons, anyone? #NewZealand

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in Scotland – and much of the UK, I gather – we are dealing with snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. It’s not that we aren’t used to this in the Highlands, but it’s becoming rather tedious that it hasn’t changed since before Christmas. We […]

My dream holiday – New Zealand – Part Six

Somehow I’d always thought that a glacier would be pretty smooth, probably because they one we stood on in Canada had been. The Franz Josef Glacier in NZ totally corrected me on that point! We’d been due to go up the previous day but due to high winds, they couldn’t fly. It did mean we […]

My Dream Holiday – New Zealand – Part Five

The final day of the Red Carpet Tours 2 week LOTR tour was a pick your own day. Based for the last couple of days in Queenstown, there is plenty to choose from: this is a town with no industry other than tourism! Naturally, I chose to go horse riding. Well, I couldn’t very well […]