Nick & Gill's Round the World Trip 2006/7 travel blog

Gill meets Sir Edmund Hillary outside the Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook

Gill on hotel balcony at the Hermitage, Mt Cook

Mount Cook in all its glory

Gill has final cuppa before leaving Mt Cook.

MOUNT COOK - Sunday 14th January to Monday 15th January (Days 79 & 80)

Having gone to bed with a raging fever the previous evening we woke up early for a 5 hour bus trip to Mount Cook. Not the most pleasurable of experiences, especially with the weather again gloomy and wet. By the time we arrived for a 2 night stay at the ludicrously priced Hermitage Hotel (OK it does have stunning views over Mt Cook) the weather was at its best.

I had planned to do a walk down to the Hooker Glacier but instead spent the whole two day stay in bed with a fever and gastric problems, Gill playing nurse and unable to do very little else! Oh well, at least the sun shone and from my hotel sick bed we had picture perfect views of Mt Cook!

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