Backpacking in New Zealand has provided an epic kick start to my 2013 goal to tick 13 more things off my travel bucket list! This weekend I managed to get 2 in one go when I took a helicopter flight up to Franz Josef Glacier for some glacier hiking – which is easily the highlight of my time in the long white cloud so far!
This shot was taken in a 40m long ice cave that we had to squeeze through as part of the hike – it was possibly the most beautiful, tranquil place I’ve ever spent time – completely surrounded by beautiful blue ice formations. The only thing that destroyed the piece was how much of a struggle it was in part to keep my balance, slide through on my back literally pinned in by ice and how much of a challenge it was to balance those things with taking pictures!
If you get a chance to splurge on one big trip in NZ I totally recommend that this be that trip! Look out for my review later this week…
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