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The boys spent the day skiing at Treble Cone and the girls did what girls do best … walked around shopping in Wanaka.

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My first time for touching snow and going skiing. Big day for me. Excited and petrified all at once.

It was amazing, but incredibly tiring and very scary at times. I was terrible at it, although my balance wasn’t too bad. Let’s just say that after my morning ski lesson and being taken down a seriously high slope (blue, according to my friends) I was finished and had to be skied down by the ski instructor. She was a rockstar though and I lived to tell the story.

Everyone else had an absolute ball, of course, since they are seasoned skiers. Lucky fish!

Back at camp after a day on the slopes, we grabbed our beers and headed for the spa bath. Frosty cold beer in a steaming hot pool, with lots of laughter and regaling tales of the day. A good end to a great day.

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It was sad to leave the pretty little town of Fransz Josef Glacier, with its deliciously hot thermal pools, but we had our eyes on the ski slopes of Cardrona in Wanaka. A drive along the coastline with a lunch and attempted fishing stop at Bruce Bay, brought us to Wanaka in the late afternoon. Just enough time to stock up on food, walk around a bit to see what the town has to offer and then head to our campsite to settle in for the night. Big day ahead!

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