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Morning View

Roys Peak, Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2012

Morning View – Roys Peak, Wanaka, Central Otago

The morning that lead to the events described in the post Life can change in a split second  began with this view from our motel of Roys Peak across Lake Wanaka. It was a lovely crisp morning with a clear blue sky which remained that way all through the day.  What had started as a promising season for snow was ruined by rain after the initial dump, and no really cold southerly fronts had arrived to replenish the Southern Lakes ski fields.  Only light falls of 1-5 cm had maintained the relatively thin snow covering.  There was enough snow to ski on, but not as much as one would normally expect in a good snow year.  In good years the snow would have been well down on Roys Peak (1,578 metres).  Little did we know that morning how the day would unfold.

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