Things that Are Cold: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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© irene waters 2015

In New Zealand’s South Island things were cold but for the most part we were warm in the helicopter. Getting out on the summit of Mt Cook (Aoraki) was cold but so exhilarating it was barely noticeable.

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© irene waters 2015

It was noticeable however in Milford Sound. Grey, overcast and wet I froze. Even in bed with the room heated I had to sleep in long johns, sweaters and hat.

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But Milford Sound was nothing compared to Greenland in summer. A gale was blowing so we had to walk from the airport to the town across ice flows and fording streams. My shoes were not designed for this and were soon wet through and with the biting wind I froze.

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This is the only cold thing we are going to have here in Noosa. A glass of ice which melts quickly in our hot summer sun.

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In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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34 Responses to Things that Are Cold: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Pingback: Things that Are Cold: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    It was summer when we were on South Island in New Zealand but we hoped one day to return to the mountains.. Irene Waters has some amazing photos.

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  3. Okay, we’re in for yet more snow but I don’t have to wear a hat to bed! ☃

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  4. B.r.r. Wonderful pictures but I don’t like that white stuff. 🙂

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  5. brrr……….great shots, i didn’t get to Mt Cook when in was in NZ………I really want to go back

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  6. andy1076 says:

    oh wow the walls of snow that get piled up, what a sight 🙂

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  7. I’ve been know to wear socks and mittens to bed – and I live in Southern California. Can’t imagine being in all that snow -brrrrrrrrr.

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    You snow photos are marvelous. Love the one with the tunnel. 😀

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  9. I can almost feel the cold you are describing. I put on a pot of tea to warm me again.

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  10. Great photos Irene –

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  12. Wow Irene, very beautiful post 😀

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  13. Charli Mills says:

    Makes me want to pull my rocker closer to the wood-stove. At least you can think of cold times in your current state of weather.

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  14. Sherri says:

    Brrrr!! Reminds me of growing up in Suffolk. We used to get Siberian winds and snow blizzards making the roads look not unlike the one in your photo. Although, I’m sure not as cold as Greenland! Great photos Irene. I bet you’re glad the only ice you have now are those cubes 🙂

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    • Yes I’m happy with my cubes but for me snow is such a novelty I enjoy it when I see it and I love photos of it. I would feel quite differently if I had to live in it. That is why we live here. 🙂

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      • Sherri says:

        Yes, a novelty for me too, I love the look of snow and love to see it falling, but we don’t have it anything like as bad or for as long as some places to make it something to hate. Being able to travel to it and then leave it behind is always a great option 🙂

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      • Yes, I’ll take the travel option any time. I think it would be a pain having to maintain a place with snow. Changing the car tyres to snow tyres, shovelling the pavement. In Germany I’m told if you slip and hurt yourself on the street pavement outside someone’s house the home owner is responsible as it is their responsibility to keep it clear from snow. I’m too slack.

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