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Nov 7, 2006 - Fox Glacier

Tuesday & Wednesday Tuesday dawned wet and rainy, and even more cloudy - no mountains were visible at all, not even their bases. We got an early start in the van and had a stop at a jade shop where they carve and make jewelry out of the local jade, "punama", found in the area. Pressing onward down the west coast, we had a quick lunch stop at a picnic area - staying in the van because of the pouring rain. We finally reached the Fox Glacier at about 1:00, where several of us went on a glacier hike led by a glacier guide. We, as well Peggy,...

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