Glacier – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

G is for glacier . . .  or glacial ice.

Two girls walking on Fox Glacier on the South Island of New Zealand

Walking on Fox Glacier, my girls are a long way from the blue ice they can see in the distance.

Practical Information: 

  • A glacier is a river of ice that is slowly moving downhill.
  • Fox and Franz Josef are the two best known glaciers in New Zealand, and are often considered to be the most accessible glaciers in the world. They each travel through subtropical rainforest, resting almost at sea level.
  • There are actually 18 small glaciers on the North Island, and over 3,000 glaciers on the South Island. Only 6 of these cover more than 10 hectares.

If you want to see more of New Zealand, don’t miss Choose A Way Auckland, which will publish on April 11. It is currently available at a special pre-order price of only $1.99 from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Gum.

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Posted for the AtoZ challenge 2016. I am proud to be one of Alex J. Cavanaugh’s A to Z ninja minions this year. My theme: Postcards of New Zealand.

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Have you walked on a glacier? Have you seen blue glacial ice?

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Comments

  1. says

    Stunning! I have been to New Zealand a few times but haven’t visited the glaciers. However I have walked on the Colombian Icefields in Canada many years ago which were extraordinary.

  2. says

    Rhonda, What a magnificent photo of a glacier! It almost looks as though you’re walking in the sky!
    It’s so exciting to see your new book! I started reading it, and everyone should take advantage of your generous offer! Your photos are absolutely breathtaking!

  3. says

    I’ve been to NZ myself – the south islands specifically. The stillness and majesty of nature was truly amazing and overwhelming! Loved the country! Congratulations on the A-Z core team inclusion, it’s a wonderful thing you guys have gone! Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    Cheers,
    Deepa

  4. says

    I try to stay as far away from this kind of weather as possible. Not a fan of snow or ice, but it sure is beautiful from a distance.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  5. says

    That looks lovely! I’d probably get tired of the cold and ice after a while – but right now as temperatures hit 29-C in Egypt, the glaciers look wonderful!!

  6. C. Lee McKenzie says

    When I’m in Alaska I always try to get out to where the glaciers calve. The aquamarine color is fantastic. It makes me sad to think that one day we won’t have glaciers to enjoy.

  7. says

    Wow, that looks like a long cold walk to nowhere. hope there was something warm to drink at the end of it. can’t wait for your book to come out. I love the concept.

  8. says

    J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge – where I am part of Arlee Bird’s A to Z Ambassador Team.
    How has the first week of the challenge been for you so far? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs?
    My blog has a giveaway with bonus a to z challenges to encourage people to visit more stops.
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    Shared on my Pinterest.
    There’s glaciers in New Zealand???!!!??? I’d have thought more warm and stuff. Though, I guess it isn’t far from Antartica. Wow.

  9. says

    Definitely not for the weak at heart I’d say. I’ve never been there or anywhere out of the states for that matter. All I’ve ever had to deal with is snow, snow, and more snow and maybe a few blizzards… You definitely have an eye for a great picture. Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing.

  10. says

    Seeing a glacier is one of those things I really want to do. This particular glacier looks like snow on a mountain (well, my impression since I have never seen a glacier). And btw, this one looks huge.

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