OMG - We spent the day canyoning down the Niger Stream, outside of Wanaka. Canyoning consists of abseiling i.e., rappelling down sheer rock walls and waterfalls, and landing in icy cold pools. We went down rock slides, bottom first, forward facing and diving into a pool. My upper body is sore, and I'm exhausted but exhilarated by how I managed to challenge myself today. Several times I thought "Can I do this??!", and with only a few seconds hesitation, DID it! Much more to say, but dinner is waiting - tomorrow we are off to Franz Josef Glacier, and then heli-hiking on the glacier. I'm going to sleep like a rock tonight.