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Its a tough job but someone has to do it – Queenstown, New Zealand

So I again get to spend a couple of weeks for work in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand.   Like I say, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

So first up was my flight from Christchurch, we were slightly delayed taking off due to sleet showers but once we did, wow, what an amazing view over the Canterbury Plains.  I took this photo and put it on Instagram and it was shared by a radio station and reshared thousands of times – woohoo, first time I went viral  🙂

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It was a bitterly cold week with temperatures barely reaching freezing point, and often well below freezing, but for the most part, it was fine with clear, blue skies.  Great for the Queenstown Winter Festival and LUMA.


This photo below was the view from the office early one morning.  I love the contrast of the Remarkables against the almost white sky.
IMG_2684 So how cold was it? Well this photo below of the fountain on the water front, taken at lunch time, shows the fountain frozen.  It was bloody freezing as we say here in New Zealand.
IMG_2689 These next photos were taken on Friday at lunchtime, it had warmed up a bit by then, about 4C and felt almost warm in the sun.IMG_2725 IMG_2726

But then the weather clouded in, so the next photos taken at Queenstown airport below shows the low cloud.  Low cloud + propellor planes = no fly.  So not going home for the weekend…IMG_2727 IMG_2728

Saturday, sunshine again and warmer too.  So I decided to take a walk before lunch around the Lake Hayes Estate, the suburb where I’m house sitting while I’m working here.  Look at the snow on those mountains!

And the lake is frozen over.IMG_2757 IMG_2759

And a few more shots of the area mountains as I wander back to the house to warm up and have lunch.IMG_2760 IMG_2762 IMG_2772 IMG_2773 IMG_2775 IMG_2777

Be sure to check out my other posts about New Zealand including more on Queenstown.


About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


21 thoughts on “Its a tough job but someone has to do it – Queenstown, New Zealand

  1. Gorgeous shots!

    Posted by cindy knoke | June 28, 2015, 2:13 pm
  2. Beautiful!!

    Posted by Trish | June 28, 2015, 2:16 pm
  3. Wow, it does look bloody freezing! And totally beautiful 🙂

    Posted by sheila | June 28, 2015, 2:38 pm
  4. awesome photography, especially those aerial shots!

    Posted by W.H. SIM | June 28, 2015, 6:04 pm
  5. Cold and windy or just cold?

    Posted by a gray | June 28, 2015, 7:08 pm
  6. Tough job, indeed! How perfectly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by Thumbup | June 29, 2015, 1:48 am
  7. Breathtaking!

    Posted by fivezero | June 30, 2015, 4:04 am
  8. I love your mountains. They sure beat ours. But we’ve got some pretty neat deserts.

    Posted by suchled | July 1, 2015, 12:22 am


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