Sunday, December 06, 2015

Sunday 6th December 2015…….plan thwarted!!!

I had a great sleep till 4.30am!!!!!!Could not get back to sleep so instead got up made some tea and turned on the TV and watched a live soccer game from England!!!

Had a nice breakfast and was packed and on the road by 8am…..my off the beaten track guide book told me of a glacier hike that sounded fun but the start was on a road of 35km of gravel with 9 fords to cross and he did offer a word of caution about the fords…anyway I thought I would give it a try…..

The gravel road was really good and plenty of livestock..

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Beautiful scenery and i was doing Ok crossing the streams but No.6 got me!!!

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This van did not cross either and I decided it was not worth risking damaging TP  …so I pulled over and there was a small waterfall close by to explore instead

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I then headed towards the west coast over the Haast Pass very lovely indeed!!

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I then stopped here

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Unfortunately my photos could not bring out the true colours!!

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This area is well know for these

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I was wearing my green Mexico soccer shirt and really they did not bother me…..I would have to be a very brave man to make any comment about the second line of the third paragraph!!!!

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This old bridal path bridge was also listed in my travel book saying if you got down to the stream and waded up stream you get into a slot canyon and again it warns the water can be cold and deep….AND it was!!!!

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this part was OK

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But this was too deep and way too cold for me….so another plan changed!!

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Lots of waterfalls on this drive…

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I liked this stone I know you cannot tell from the shot but it was about three feet wide!!

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I marked the start and finish and tomorrow I continue up the coast north.

I found this place to stay

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There are about 30 rooms mainly dorms but i have my own room

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I share the bathroom but no one else in the wing where I am..

Really good kitchen facilities

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and a nice courtyard!!

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All very nice and for 50 dollars!!!

I got settled in..did todays laundry and hung it outside on the line and then took an easy chair outside and sunbathed and read!!!!

So the day was changed up a bit and I am a bit tired so off to bed when i have finished this!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

2 comments:

Samantha Marshall said...

Lovely pictures Les a country I'd love to visit looking forward to seeing you next year xx

mexicokid said...

you would love it here Sam every corner something different...yes a long stay this summer so get those wingies ready!!!!Love Uncle LES

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