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June 2nd, 2003

n of Jacobs Creek to Franz Joseph Glacier
60 km (37.3 mi)

It was raining pretty hard this morning but let up around 10am. I headed out of the motel around 11am. I wasn't full of motivation today and was planning on just hanging it up for the day at Fox glacier. Got to Fox glacier around 2pm. There were a couple of cafes there and a store. I ate some food and just got the urge to keep riding even though my knee hurt. Oh yeah, in the grocery store they had one of the most lame attempts at cashing in on the tourist trade. There was this thin white t-shirt hanging in the back of the store. There was an outline of New Zealand (I think) and it just read "Fox Glacier". The real clinger was the fact that the shirt was dirty.

The 24km from Fox to Franz Joseph glacier was a bit of work. Three major hills to climb. Rolled into town in the late afternoon. Found a backpackers to stay at and got settled in. The guy, Sean, and his kid Ethan were staying at the hostel. We ended up going out for a beer later...with Sean telling me all kinds of crazy stories. We talked of all of lifes woes, namely politics and girls!

 

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never quite figured out what this was for. There was a deer farm there...but this was a new one for me.I mean, there are a lot of deer farms in New Zealand. h

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