Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My Heart is full

"A friend once told me the best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask"
~Jeff Johnson~

...Never more true were these words in my heart as now, as this journey ends and another begins...

This is a thank you to all of the amazing people I have met and the wonderful moments that they have filled my life with.  Anytime and anywhere I will be happy to repay what I have been given. And now a very brief photo compilation of some of those experiences I have had in the last 2 years.

Mt Tasman and Mt Cook

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Highs On Cockayne

This view never get old and I will miss it forever.

Mt Cheeseman was a bit tough this year.  We had a solid start full of snow but little to follow for the next few months. Now the field has had no choice but to close early thrusting the staff suddenly forward into future plans without any of us really having much of a plan set out.  Luckily we are spontaneous enough people to be able to cope with it. Here are a few of the highlights from this 2013 season from Mt Cheeseman.

2013 Undie 500 Race

The White Trash Cheesey Girls, Kat and Hannah

Ski Patrol/ David Hasselhof with the fake tan in the center 

The Best skier on the mountain. (Kat Eatough)

Cheesemans very own Yogi as "CheeseWoman" (Kat Eatough)

Fresh Snow

While on hold waiting for the final decision if the field would close for the season we had one of the best days of skiing I have ever experienced. An entire ski field all to ourselves... This is the beauty of skiing Mount Cheeseman.

My best line down A-basin. (Johnny Corcoran)
Pole Boarding, I love it. (Johnny Corcoran)

Getting a wee bit of air off the boardercross. (Johnny Corcoran)

Just a cool photo down A-Basin (Johnny Corcoran)

Johnny kicking up powder at 1-point-21 Gigawats!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cameron Highlands/ Perhentians

The cameron highlands were beautiful with rolling tea fields in all directions.  The amount of development taking place in the area was a bit off-putting but looking past that there was much to see.

The Perhentians
This was a beautiful place to visit though you must know what part to got to.  We avoided the party areas of the islands and went instead to the more removed beaches.  The first we stopped at was not particularly friendly and had a very rough beach with little sunshine during the day.  The next day we caught a taxi boat to "Bubbles", another out of the way spot on the larger island.  Here we found what we were looking for.  Beautiful beaches, great diving and lovely people.  The turtle conservation project here was great to witness and we even got to watch a large momma turtle laying eggs one night.   Other nights included fire dancing and partying with the staff.  This was another hard place to leave.  I guess we are just suckers for island paradise.