Leaving Christchurch on a grey and rainy day we headed towards the west coast via Arthurs Pass; the intention was to take in the stunning scenery along the way to our final destination for the day at Franz Josef Glacier. The previous day had been beautiful and sunny during our sojourn around Christchurch, however unfortunately this was not to be the case on the first leg of our trip, although the scenery is so stunning that the rain did little to dampen our spirits…
The road through Arthurs Pass offers some incredibly beautiful scenery; we had calculated that the whole trip from Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier would take approximately 5 hours, however we had not factored in the innumerable camera stops…
After we checked into our accommodation at Franz Josef, we decided to go and have a look at the nearby Fox Glacier, which is also one of the worlds most accessible glaciers. It is a short 23km drive from Franz Josef township, and is surrounded by some stunning rainforest walks; the following images are from that wonderful afternoon immersed in the smells and tranquillity of the rain, the glacier and the forest trail…
Once again I did bring my tripod with me on this trip, but cleverly managed to leave it in the car for this walk, which meant wet knees, thighs and backside while lying down taking the long exposure images…
7 thoughts on “A Grey Day at Fox Glacier…”
It´s a true joy to look at your photos! You succeed so well to catch and transmit the beauty!
Thank you so much Svara, I really do appreciate it! I always enjoy the images in your posts too, and they make me miss Europe!!
Wow… I could feel the chillness in the air but the views are breathtaking and worth all the effort 🙂
I don’t used to miss even a single opportunity to hike through the hills of my native, and these image are really mouthwatering stuff for me 🙂
New Zealand is right there on top of my wish list, your recent stories are irresistible, Michael 🙂
Thank you Sreejith my friend! NZ is a really stunning place and well worth putting on your bucket list! I hope all is well with you.
I am doing great, Michael 🙂
Only trouble is in managing time 🙂
Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂
this is so awesome and can almost feel it 🙂
Thanks Joshi, much appreciated!