This morning we woke up with a view of snow dusted mountain tops, if only every morning was like this. We packed up and headed down the road to Franz Josef Glacier. Walking between towering mountains, waterfalls and over chilling water crossings to gain a glimpse at Franz Josef glacier, it was fascinating to see how much it had changed in a few short years, which made me thankful to see it now.
Walking back through this stunning pathway we made our way to Wanaka via ‘6’ West Coast which was beautiful! Even though we had horrible weather conditions along the winding road. From what felt like a never ending drive we had made it to the stunning Blue Pools after crossing two suspension bridges. The tone of the water reminded me of the Hokitika gorge, although instead of a powder blue the water was crystal clear. Even with the rain rippling the surface the jagged white stone that lined the pools was visible right down to the rivers bed and to top off this little pot of gold an incredible field of stone towers were left behind by previous visitors.
After being slightly drenched by the rain and wanting to avoid damaging our camera gear we headed back to the campervan to dry off and drive for another 60-70kms to Wanaka for the night.