The first day we did a short hike to the Tasman Glacier overlook (in winter, you can't go on the lake). It's surprising how much dirt settles on top of the glacier, because your first thought of a glacier is usually ice, not mounds of dirt obscuring it. But the icebergs floating in the terminal lake are less dirty and have cool patterns of dirt on them as they flip and bump and dissolve.
|These ducks were on some smaller lakes on the hike to the overlook.|
They are called "Blue Lakes" but the algae has turned them green.
|Close-up of the Tasman Glacier. So dirty!|
|Tour helicopter making the rounds|