God willing, this morning I head off bright and early on a coach trip to the West Coast, passing through Wanaka before crossing the Southern Alps via the Haast Pass. I hope I sight Mt Aspiring on the way.
By late afternoon I should be at Franz Josef Glacier. (Pray for two Australians, their parents' only children, who were killed there a few years ago when imprudently they ventured too close and the ice collapsed upon them. I plan to keep further back...)
Our Lady of the Alps, Our Lady of the Snows, pray for us.