Archive for June, 2005
Yupiee ma missing board board turned up so no need to buy a load of kit … Slowly more Rookies have been turning up there is about 7 of us now with another 33 to come! its gonna be busy. Were still in the mountain view backpackers until thursday when we move into our proper accomodation which I have been reliably informed is 10mins walk away from the centre of Wanaka. We’re probably going to Cardrona tommorow for a bit of snowboarding, we will be mainly snowboarding on Tripple Cone mountain but its currently closed due to lack of snow but is expected to be open in the next couple of days.
Everyone has still been taking the mic on the rugby! .. oh and we had our first experience of the “small town” yesterday. Mike got asked for ID at the irish bar in the high street and that they only except passports. Mike took a bit offence and left, then in the even we were sitting down for a meal at a local restaurant and the manager came over and asked mike for ID ))) … it was a classic, the manager had been told about the irish bar incident earlier on in the day… moral of the story… news spreads fast in a small town and Mike has sure made an enturance
Hopefully have some pics tommorow, trying to get a small vid together too…
Well made it to Wanaka… just about. Appart from my board bag being stuck at in the USA because they forgot to put it on the plane everything is fine. Myself, mike (my ex-housemate) and Matt (a mate from work) left heathrow 5pm on thursday and eventually got to Wanaka 38hours later, the hardest thing was saying goodbye to Ces… We had a couple of delays but nothing major, the only little scary bit was coming into Queenstown. We were sitting next to a new zealand pilot and he was saying that landing at Queenstown airport was the most difficult in the world, which I thought hong kong was, but no… queenstown is the worst. Your flight path has to be very accurate as you negotiate mountains and hills either site of you and evil cross winds, it was touch and go if we were even going to be able to land as it was snowing at the airport. If we had diverted it would have been another 3 hours added to our journey.
We are staying at mountain view backpackers in Wanaka, not many people there at the moment just a load of snowboard/ski freaks looking for accomodation for the season, we have met chole who is also doing the snowboard instructors course with Rookie who is also saying at mountain view.
Well we lost at the rugby… boy has everyone been rubbing it in here!! Anyway until the next blog!
Hopefully our board bags will turn up later on today but at the moment we are just hanging out in Wanaka and soaking up the views. Everywhere you look there are mountains.