With nothing planned today it was an opportunity to sleep in but I got up at 8:00am for free oats porridge. It had rained most of the night and was still raining outside which is not unusual here as they measure rainfall in metres (not inches) and receive, on average, 17 metres of precipitation a year. Karin and I went for a walk around the town which didn’t take long with a population of around 250 people. Then we got some fish & chips for lunch (yes Roan, more fish and chips) before heading back to the hostel to relax for the rest of the day. You might think it’s a waste to just sit around watching DVDs but it does get quite tiring travelling on buses every other day and living out of a backpack. So a rest day every now and again isn’t a bad thing but as promised here are a few more images from my incredible heli hike on the Fox Glacier.
These are all HDR (High Dynamic Range) images which are created by combining three different exposures to create a single photo that is a more realistic representation of what our eyes, that adjust to different exposures, see in real life.
I explain more about HDR images here otherwise just sit back and enjoy this short video of the helicopter flight down from the Fox Glacier.