The buzz word in NewZealand today is cold, cold and more cold. It is only May, or late autumn in New Zealand. But we are feeling the first of our winter cold. There is snow fall in certain areas.The freezing air is blowing from Antartica and is creating havoc in certain places, making the roads slippery from the black ice. Some lucky children get a day off and enjoy their snow fights and snow balls.
To those of you in Canada or Alaska or Minnesota, it is nothing. I can't imagine how I had survived the Canadian cold when it was a record minus 28 degrees. But then I was a twenty year old kid.
Whakapapa ski fields in Mt Ruapehu is a great place to be if you are into winter sports. My kids want to go again this year. The snow was beautiful, but they still had snow machines. This was last August's photo. (Maori pronounciation of WH is F)
I wrote a chapter of my book where they went skiing.