Local Heart, Global Soul

November 2, 2018

Creeping Up On A Glacier…

We are getting closer and closer to Franz Joseph Glacier… Let’s take a look at the journey.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Below: the colour of this river is due to minerals in the water from glacial melt…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Haast is a tiny West Coast township on the Coast side of the Divide, and signals the end of the Pass of the same name which is the only way though the Alps at this end of the South Island. Continuing to Haast and taking the Haast Pass brings you out at Wanaka ( in the Province of Otago) and, eventually, Queenstown.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

As a Kiwi From the South Island of New Zealand,  now living in the very, very, flat Netherlands for 20+ years, I can not help but zoom in on the peaks around me.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Below: more zoom… even the hot summer weather can’t melt the snows on the very top…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(sigh) I miss these hills and mountains so much…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Tree play peek-a-boo! ( or in Dutch: “Kiekeboe“, pronounced: ” keek-ah-boo”)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by onemillionphotographs — November 2, 2018 @ 1:45 am | Reply

    • onemillionphotographs

      Thank you! This area is so beautiful and it makes me so sad that we are destroying the planet so that the beauty of these glaciers will be lost for future generations.

      Comment by kiwidutch — November 21, 2018 @ 10:44 am | Reply


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