Monday, 9 January 2017
Thursday, 5 January 2017
1 week on snow in Queenstown 2016 - hitting Remarkables and Coronet Peak
Early season didn't give us the powder stashes that we crave, but riding top to bottom and sessioning the terrain park is always a smashing way to spend a day.
Take the opportunity at Remarkables to explore a little - we headed up to the top of the shadow basin chair and then hiked higher up to the lookout over Queenstown. There are some spectacular views and on a clear day there's no place better.
To see: Lake Wakatipu,
To do: frisbee golf at Queenstown park, gondola and luge above the town,
ski and snowboard at Remarks, Coronet peak, or Cardrona
Eat: Fergburger, Ferg Baker, Mrs Ferg gelato
Drink: $3 pints at Searle lane then head to Winnie's
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
I wanted to share some landscapes that I have not posted before - from being too self conscious or busy. Revisiting albums with a new perspective, we see colours and details that we never noticed before, and sometimes it is the subtleties that resonate the loudest.
I wanted to catch the feeling of this summer as the afternoon clouds roll over the mountains
and bathe the gumtrees in an ambience of melancholy
Where have you been little bottle? Tell me of all the walls you have climbed and crags you have seen
Monday, 2 January 2017
Sometimes our time is stolen by work and study.
We forge ahead in the hope that new adventures will once again arrive; that our resolve to carry on and hold out will be soon succeeded by freedom and discovery. Thoughts relentlessly converge on nostalgia, memory is the furniture and crockery of an antique store that is curated, restored, and polished to a grade and quality far exceeding its former standing. So we are to bound ahead with pace and purpose, clear the salt plains and arid flats, until immersed in the crisp mountain air; air not bottled, exported, imagined, but discovered, experienced, pursued.
The best climbs have the longest walk-ins,
And the best best powder stash is over the ridge.
Busy semester is that much wasn't so obvious already. Many excuses for not going out, few of them very convincing. In the meantime i'm sharing a few photos with some character to fulfil my civic duties to the blogging cause.
A study in sunglasses, Ohope
Somewhere on Coromandel Peninsula