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The smallest patch of blue poking through

I could have had a sleep in this morning; however, I did not want to waste my last morning in Queenstown, in bed. So, I took myself off to the bus and into town. Today was the first overcast day we had. I was quite surprised by the clouds. I guess Queenstown was just as sad as I was that I was leaving today.

 

I found myself heading for ‘Bob’s Weigh’, in my opinion the best little coffee shop in Queenstown. This brightly coloured coffee shop served fantastic coffee, and from what I smelt of the breakfast, a bloody good one of those too. I didn’t order breakfast here as I was meeting Lauren at the Bathhouse restaurant on the lake at 10am for our last meal here in Queenstown. Nope, in Bob’s Weigh, despite my ravenous hunger, all I ordered was a ginger spiced Chai Latte, and boy was it delicious.

Oh look, clouds...

 

I sat in Bob’s Weigh drinking my Latte and writing in my travel journal while enjoying the fun atmosphere and watching people come and go. After ordering a coffee and thoroughly enjoying it, I toddled off to meet Lauren for breakfast.

 

The Bathhouse is a lovely little restaurant sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, but I wouldn’t waste my time going there again though. The atmosphere was non-existent, the food bland and the coffee... forget about it. The only thing it had going for it, was the fabulous view.

 

After breakfast, we caught the bus back to the hotel to collect our bags and head off to the airport for our flight to Auckland.

The colourful Bob's Weigh
We had both bought a bottle of bubbly in Sydney to enjoy on our holiday. However, with being so busy and so tired by the time we got back to our room each night, we didn’t even open them.  We agreed to give them to the staff of the hotel to enjoy at their Christmas Party. When we went to reception to give them the bottles, one of the girls offered to give us a ride to the airport. Bonus!

 

Oh, before hopping on the bus back to the hotel we found an internet cafe to check the loads for our flights. Not that we could have done anything about them now, there was no other flight we could take... well except for tomorrows. That I would not have minded. Bad news, or good news, depending on how you look at it... the Queenstown to Auckland flight is full.

 

When arriving at the airport we went straight to the check in counter to see how our luck was looking for the flight. Not good, I’m afraid. We were told to kill some time and come back 20 minutes prior to boarding.

 

We sat waiting near the check in counter from 20 minutes prior to departure and still we didn’t get the call. Gotta love the last minute dash to the plane... we received our boarding passes minutes before the flight was due to depart. I love those people who missed their flight. Thank you, whoever you are.

Sunflower300 says:
So, both of your sisters were flight attendants. :)

Isn't that the best seat in the house? I lost count of the times I sat in the jump seat, my two most memorable were 1. Sitting in the jump seat of a 747 flying into Hawaii in the evening, with all the fairy lights of the city twinkling beautifully in the black velvet of the surrounds. 2. My last flight with Ansett. I was paxing home from Melbourne and it was dusk flying into Sydney, there is nothing more beautiful than Sydney at dusk, and in the cockpit of an aircraft flying over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the sparking harbour... beautiful.
Posted on: Jan 29, 2008
Sweetski says:
My sister was a flight attendant and purser for many years. I remember one time (post 9-11) the only seats left available were in the cockpit. We flew south to Crete (Kreta). With 900k p/h it was the best and fastest sunrise I've ever seen :)
Posted on: Jan 29, 2008
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The smallest patch of blue poking …
The smallest patch of blue poking…
Oh look, clouds...
Oh look, clouds...
The colourful Bobs Weigh
The colourful Bob's Weigh
The Menu
The Menu
Bobs Weigh - the best little coff…
Bob's Weigh - the best little cof…
Queenstown Mall
Queenstown Mall
Looking back towards Queenstown
Looking back towards Queenstown
On the beach, on the beach, on the…
On the beach, on the beach, on th…
Pretty trees on the beach
Pretty trees on the beach
Pebbly sand and shady trees
Pebbly sand and shady trees
Manata -  from the legend of Lake …
Manata - from the legend of Lake…
Um, should I state the obvious?
Um, should I state the obvious?
Entrance to the Bath House Cafe
Entrance to the Bath House Cafe
Inside the Bath House
Inside the Bath House
Waiting for Lauren
Waiting for Lauren
The view down the lake
The view down the lake
On the beach
On the beach
Service Above Self
"Service Above Self"
In the internet cafe
In the internet cafe
Walking to the bus
Walking to the bus
Our last bus ride from town.
Our last bus ride from town.
At Queenstown airport. I love the …
At Queenstown airport. I love the…
Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchens, Pet…
Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchens, Pe…
We had time to fill in, guess what…
We had time to fill in, guess wha…
Waiting, waiting, waiting
Waiting, waiting, waiting
Still waiting...
Still waiting...
Working hard at getting us on the …
Working hard at getting us on the…
Last minute dash for the plane.
Last minute dash for the plane.
However, there is always time for …
However, there is always time for…
Last minute preparations.
Last minute preparations.
What an individual.
What an individual.
Mmmm... legroom?
Mmmm... legroom?
Lauren is fine.
Lauren is fine.
I love the swirl in the water
I love the swirl in the water
The land of the long white cloud.
The land of the long white cloud.
It is amazing how the cloud is onl…
It is amazing how the cloud is on…
The beautiful New Zealand coastline
The beautiful New Zealand coastline
Waiting for our free bus to the in…
Waiting for our free bus to the i…
The artwork in this shop was stunn…
The artwork in this shop was stun…
Look at this one Geno, its wearin…
Look at this one Geno, it's weari…
How to use the toilet.
How to use the toilet.
Window seats rule!
Window seats rule!
Pretty colours over the windows.
Pretty colours over the windows.
If the cabin loses pressure, mask…
"If the cabin loses pressure, mas…
My favourite view.
My favourite view.
I loved this guys hair do.
I loved this guys hair do.
Checking our the loads on Laurens …
Checking our the loads on Laurens…
The sign outside our Sydney hotel …
The sign outside our Sydney hotel…
...and the traffic outside our Syd…
...and the traffic outside our Sy…
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