nz: mt cook

Magnificent Mt. Cook

Girl Group Bus Photo

We arrived in Mt. Cook and I was greeted by 2 old acquaintances from Auckland (the teasing about how I knew everyone everywhere was getting out of hand at this point) as well as a game plan from Stray.  Regardless, I had no time to think about any of this as I needed to drop my bags off in a hurry in order to make the glacier cruise.  For the first time since jumping onto the Stray bus since Queenstown – the rains had stopped and there was a slight bit of blue sky visible once again.  For the record, I was smart enough to know that I still needed to wear pants and not shorts on the glacier cruise (yes, there was a moment of hesitation but phew, I made the right choice in the end).

So I get onto the tour bus for the glacier tour and once again, my mobile’s going off like crazy.  The tour guide gave me the all-knowing teacher stare as I was texting my little heart out instead of listening to whatever he was babbling on about.  Since he felt it necessary to give me the teacher stare – I felt it was only fair for me to heckle him for the rest of the day.  If I knew it was only his fifth day on the job then maybe I would have restrained (okay, maybe not but I would like to believe that I would have been nice enough to stop).

My favourite iceberg of the day

Regardless, because of the earthquake activity in Christchurch – there was more icebergs in the water where we were doing our glacier cruise.  It was amazing – the colours and shapes of the ice.  And after about 30 minutes – the most amazing part was how I felt like a human popsicle and yet my fingers didn’t just snap off despite how cold I was.  The one activity that I would highly recommend after the glacier cruise is downing a cup of hot chocolate with a stick of Whittaker’s milk chocolate in it.  Despite the buzz happening around us – it was as the hot chocolate warmed our frozen bodies after the 1 ½ hour glacier cruise that we truly smiled for the first time in days.

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