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Kiwi Tours

16. Januar 2009

Day 29: Fox Glacier to Okarito

Only a short ride today, but not an easy one: between Fox and Franz Josef are two steep 200m climbs. After that I took the side road to Okarito, situated at the coast and the Okarito Lagoon. This is where the rarest of all Kiwis lives, and where Kiwi-enthusiast Ian has his Kiwi-Tours business. They go out in the evening with small groups and try to see Kiwi. With the help of radio location, red lights and a lot of patience we actually heard and saw two Kiwis.

After out spotting we hurried back, because the weather was not looking too friendly. This night I experienced my first rain on the West Coast, after six days of susnhine. But I guess after all the wind down south I sort of deserved that.

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