Two Days in Franz Josef

The Maori name of the Franz Josef Glacier is Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere, which means “Tears of Hinehukatere.” Hinehukatere was an adventurous girl who loved to climb the mountains, and her sweetheart Wawe followed her even though he wasn’t a great climber. Wawe fell to his death and Hinehukatere was devastated and her tears were frozen…

Milford Sound and the Fiordlands

Well I put Queenstown behind me for a few days and stayed in the lakeside town of Te Anau for a few days (pronounced tee-AH-now, hard to get it right). On my first day there I went on a spontaneous glow worm cave trip (no pictures, as the little creatures are sensitive to light) and spent…