Whilst in Queenstown I discovered SNOW. As said previously it had begun to snow on the mountains just after we arrived and we decided we'd like to visit Coronet Peak. Having been told the roads were quite narrow and winding we decided it would be safer to take a bus trip. We were very glad we did as, sitting on the right side of the bus, as we went around those bends we were actually looking down at open space....quite frightening.
When we arrived it had begun to snow quite heavily so of course I wanted to be out there in it instead of sitting having a nice hot cuppa in the nice warm indoors.
We took photos of each other (I even owned a raincoat then)
and I made a snowman!!! Phil thought me a little loopy but remember, it was my first experience of snow and he, as a boy, I am sure would have made lots of snowmen in England.
Probably not the most elegant snowman but snow was still in limited quantities so I just did my best with what was there. This was my first and only experience of snow firsthand. From then on we just saw it in the distance as we travelled around. With our long hot summers in Perth I often dream of that day on Coronet Peak and wish I was back there in the snow again.