Day 7 – Queenstown to Fox Glacier

Today we left beautiful Queenstown and drove up to the top of the mountain to see one of the ski resorts.  From there we drove through Arrowtown – an old mining town which was quaint and full of beautiful cottages.

Then we took the road less traveled through the mountains to the west coast.  The road took us alongside two beautiful lakes and the views were just stunning.  The amazing blue color of the water surrounded by majestic mountains was almost unbelievable.

Once out of the mountains the scenery changed and we began to signs of agriculture again.  The road led to the coast where the sun was beginning to set over the pounding surf.

We arrived in Fox Glacier just in time to take a walk up to where we could see the lower end of Fox Glacier.  It was getting dark, but tomorrow may bring rain so we wanted to see it while we could.

The place where we are staying tonight has a small kitchenette so we bought some groceries and we made our own dinner tonight.

It’s hard to believe in less than a week we will be in the Solomons.  We are enjoying this trip very much, but I think we will be ready to be done with long days in the car and settle into our home in Honiara and our work.

Enjoy the photos from today – which REALLY don’t do justice to what we saw with our eyes!