Day 10 Writing 101 | UPDATE OVER A CUP OF COFFEE
Today is Sunday 20th September, and I am writing this post from the top of Treble Cone. (I really am, I managed to draft this the same day the assignment was sent!)
This is a fabulous ski mountain (just like the ones in France) located near Queenstown in New Zealand’s south island. It is 11:30AM, clear blue skies, and I am sitting in the cafe 1800 metres above sea level. Awesome views across the mountains and lakes, the snow-capped mountains are breath-taking. The first run today was hard work on my legs, but will try again after coffee!
My coffee choice today is an Americano, a kiwi ‘long black’, double shot espresso with extra hot water, no milk or sugar.
There is a cheeky Kea outside – we mustn’t feed these birds as they are notorious scavengers. They are a bit like a parrot and are found all over New Zealand.
The snow conditions today are really good as we had a dump of fresh snow Friday evening. Sadly as it warms up the lower levels are getting slushy which is not very nice, especially as I have a dodgy knee (post ski accident in Chamonix in 20111). Thankfully I am wearing my knee brace!
We are staying in the Haka Tours lodge in Queenstown tonight, which is a 1.5 hour drive away. I think we will be heading into town for dinner at a local restaurant. After a day’s skiing and long drive it will probably be burger and chips.
Here is my thought for today:
“Don’t give up, drink coffee – with a cheeky shortbread biscuit on the side!!”