Sunday, February 01, 2004

Here we are in Wanaka. We were going to do a half-day walk to the Rob Roy Glacier at nearby Mount Aspiring National Park, but unfortunately a stream blocked our way. Jaap made me get out and check the depth of the stream. So I dutifully took off my shoes and socks and waded into the icy mountain run-off almost up to my knees. A little too deep for the Audi 100.

"Stupid car," Jaap says.

We turned back in the driving rain and checked into our hostel.

We've just finished watching The Last Samurai at the Paradiso Cafe here. It's just an old theatre-cafe with old chairs and couches and even an old yellow VW bug parked inside to sit in. At intermission (who has intermission anymore?!) I bought one of their freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. Mmmm.

Pretty good movie, although I'm not big on Tom Cruise.
Next stop: Fox Glacier and our one-day tough-guy hike.

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