To the backbone of the Southern Alps we head.
Towards Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

Turn right after the Mount Cook airport and the meandering road for about 6 kilometres, takes you to the Tasman Lake within the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (South Island, New Zealand).

Tasman Glacier … sadly receding.

This proglacial lake is formed by the retreating Tasman Glacier.

Looking down upon the reflective water was just superb. To view the floating bergs from the waters edge, where the clear ice tombed rocks pending melting, just beautiful.

As parts of bergs broke away, they were sucked towards the outlet, to enter a current that would ramble them towards the Pacific Ocean.

This is the true Alps to Ocean beginning and, submerge any part of exposed skin into the liquid, numbness is instantaneous.

The way we see an image depends upon the lens we view the subject through … and nothing in the world feels particularly necessary when you sit in awe.

Or thaw.

Certainly worth the journey.