As the rain eased away the cold air from the south enabled a dusting of snow to cover the top slopes of the Remarkables this morning. A sign perhaps that winter is on the way, although Dave Crow (the Queenstown weather guru) predicts a late start to the season, but that it will be a good one. "I think it will be into June before there is much snow on the mountains"
I have got a Ruahine Swallow multisport kayak to sell for anyone who wants an inexpensive but fast intermediate kayak for the P2P. It is a few years old and has had some epoxy repairs but is fully watertight. Pickup would be in Wanaka during the week before the race or I could deliver to Queenstown. Price is $300 kayak only, $400 with a Canoe Sports 2000/160 paddle or $500 with a Legend carbon wing paddle. Any questions/want to see some photos please contact me by email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Remarkables road has been sealed to the 1okm mark and more than one or two people have been riding the new addition to the 'cols' of Queenstown.