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Mt. Cook, Christchurch, and back home


The summit of Mt. Cook. At least we saw it from here, because once we got closer in, we never saw the mountain again. The flat valley leading away from Mt. Cook.


Lots and lots of speargrass on our hike up the Hooker Valley. Unfortunately, not many views of the mountain.


Some lichen, plant and rock pictures that I enjoyed taking.


Mountain Daisy A close up of a glacier, taken through our binoculars.


There's a hut halfway up the trail. Lots of people have carved in their names and dates into the hut. So did we.


One of the two swinging bridges across the valley. More moss/lichen pictures.


You'll have to use your imagination here - Mt. Cook would be looming over us in the background if it were clear.


This is a famous tourist shot in New Zealand - the Church of the Good Shepard, on Lake Tekapo, with a view of Mt. Cook (in the rare instance that it's out!) We stopped at a sad little craft sale put on by touring motorhomes. They had cheesey things like glued together shells, etc.


An ostrich farm. They were very curious and trotted right up to us. We stopped for lunch in Geraldine. Tip Top is a brand of ice cream that's sold everywhere here. Good stuff.


Better pay attention at this intersection! In Christchurch, streets were pretty empty because of the rain (also, it was Sunday, and lots of places are closed).


Some of the houses we saw are really well kept and appealing looking. We had some bad timing with the weather in Christchurch!


We had so much rain that tons of mushrooms popped up everywhere in the motorcamp. In downtown Christchurch, a Japanese couple is getting married along the scenic Avon river.


Outside the Arts Center, some seagulls are squaring off over some scraps. At the Canterbury Museum, there's a great display on the Antarctic. These are some of the goggles that were used to prevent snow blindness. Notice the tiny slits to allow light in.


A primitive early snowmobile used in Antarctica. Eric imitating a dinosaur.
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