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Wednesday, 19 September 2007 : Filed under: Otago E-Mail This Article

Josh catches some air at Cardrona
Josh catches some air at Cardrona – Cardrona, New Zealand


Comment by josh — September 19, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

It has been quite a while since my last post. That is because we have been quite busy leaving Queenstown, and since then we have been traveling through the Catlins which is basically no-mans land (no internet).

Before I post about our trip heading back north (coming soon for sure), I wanted to reflect a bit on the awesome season we had in Queenstown. The snow might not have been the best, but we had a great time and met a lot of good friends. Also, I think I promised some snowboarding photos, so here are a bunch of them. Too bad there weren’t more good ones, but we really didn’t have the camera out on the slopes too often.

Beth catching some air @ Cardrona

Our mate Tim catching some air @ Cardrona

Our mate Rob riding a rail @ Coronet

Josh (me) grabbing his board in a nice headless shot

Rob doing a face plant shortly after cutting off my head from an otherwise nice photo (above)

Josh looking goofy on a Coronet Peak rail

Beth tearing up Ohau

Our mate Frasier looking slightly less goofy than normal

Comment by dadman — September 20, 2007 @ 9:44 am

Thanks for the pics! Glad to hear you’ve reached civilization again.

Comment by Clara — September 20, 2007 @ 10:40 am

Your photos are really fun! It’s nice to see both you and Beth enjoying the slopes and “catching some air.” I love the downhill view of the lake. The “rails” look rather tricky–not for someone my age. Where is your van headed? Will you fly from Auckland to Australia? When? And what becomes of the van? It’s really been a good things for you.

Comment by Peg Moore — September 20, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

LOVE SEEING AND HEARING IT ALL!!! :-) Including the humor! :-) Bought a map of Australia at Borders yesterday. Eager! (Yes . . . dropped all subjects from my writing. And sometimes even predicates. ;-) Must’ve gotten used to it when frequently nearing being timed out on computers while traveling. Hehe. :-) ) XOXOXO

Comment by Peg Moore — September 20, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

Oops! Guess the above message sent twice after all. Never had that happen before.

BTW, I had a first today: I was filling out a form that asked for Jon’s and your addresses. For yours, I wrote: “not available–traveling.” Cool, huh? Bet the person reading the form wishes he/she could say that, too! ;-) Drool, drool. XOXOX

Comment by Chris Clark — September 21, 2007 @ 4:02 am

Nice Pics! Been looking forward to seeing some action shots.

Take Care Man

Comment by josh — September 21, 2007 @ 8:40 am

Hey guys, good to hear from you. Glad you liked the photos. I am hoping to get a nice one up from our time in the Catlins soon.

As far as our plans, we drive to Auckland (~Oct 7), sell van, and fly to Australia Oct 14th.

Comment by Steve — September 21, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

Woah! You guys are totally pro now :P Im really excited about seeing you two again soon :D

Comment by Sheryl — September 23, 2007 @ 3:32 am

What great shots!!! It makes me want to try snowboarding, but I think it is best if I just keep skiing. It sure is beautiful. I am glad it was fun for the two of you.

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