I was selected for this challenge by my friends Tony & Margie from BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES and Marie from HopsSkipsandJumps to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to select someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. I normally do not participate in challenges, but, hey, this is a crazy year, so I will participate in this one and will do my best to make it to the end of the ten days. For now, I select my friends T & Ku from Journey Junkies for this challenge. Please link to me if you decide to participate. If you are not interested or do not have time to participate, no worries. My photos will literally be all over the map.
Yesterday’s photo was of ice pinnacles at Fox Glacier (Glah-see-uhr) near the town of Fox Glacier on the South Island of New Zealand. Taken in December 2014. We had hiked to the viewpoint and I caught this shot as the sun was climbing higher into the morning sky. It was a great memory for the view, but not for the amount of ice recession we saw since our last trip. The lower edges of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are very close to Sea Level and very accessible for that reason, but also prone to melting.
UPDATE: Today’s photo is taken on the Haast to Jackson Bay Road on New Zealand’s South Island. It shows the Arawhata (Ara-pha-ta) River looking back towards Mount Aspiring and Mount Edward. We were headed to Jackson Bay for a fish lunch at a little diner called the Craypot that served fresh fish lunches at picnic tables overlooking Jackson Bay. After that, we took a jet boat eco tour from Waitoto River Safaris that made this the best day of our lives.
The photos below will show what an incredible day we had.
So, yeah, we are kind of missing NZ right now after all this reminiscing. Thanks to all who played along and contributed their own photos. And do have a Merry Christmas. Allan