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When will then be now...SoonAugust 20, 2012



Glacial pond...perfect for skipping rocks


Sly as a Fox Glacier




Hundreds of cairns on the side of the highway


The perfect place to run naked into the ocean, however, because of the sand flies, the imperfect place to run naked out of the ocean


Sun glasses make everything cooler


A pristine beach kept pristine from the abundance of sand flies. In the right time of the year there are penguins here...it was not the right time of the year.
















Goldilocks




After we saw Fox Glacier, Sam, Matt, and I continued down the West Coast to meet back up with Reena in Queenstown, drop Matt at the airport, and find Devin and Emily. We spent three days hanging out with the lovely Reena, glutinously eating "Patagonia ice cream" and "Ferg Burgers". Matt made it to Auckland only to have his next flight canceled, but I understand eventually made it back to Seattle. Devin and Emily managed to hitchhike from their Milford Sound Tramp to Queenstown, and the four of us drove down to Intercarvill to take a ferry to Stuwart Island. We spent three days doing the Rakiura Tramp, and an extra day on Ulva Island.



Fiddle Head




A reoccurring theme wherever we travel
















Tiny Orchid!




The bark of this pine tree looked just like a Topo Map












Maybe Fontane really was my totem










A root and mud filled Trail












I shouldn't be




Vine swing








45 min exposure iso 400



Birthday Pancakes for Emily's 23rd!!!







A rare look at NZ's Emilladon



Some sort of bird or something



"I suggest you look that way"












T1


"Let us never speak of that again"






























On our way to catch a water taxi to Ulva Island




I'm just going to pretend that this is a kiwi




























Kaka Bird










"Fat Girl"






We got our asses handed to us by Poseidon


















Mist coming down off of the mountains on the coldest night we spent in NZ




Shaking the frost off of our tents before we packed up




Jack's Blow Hole...not nearly as cool or obscene as it sounds. But if you are into cavernous holes in the middle of a pasture with an underground sea cave, then you would probably be titillated by Jack's Blow Hole



Stay tuned for more...almost caught up!
-Eric

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