Sunday, March 11, 2007

All good things...

...must come to an end, and so it is that the great Canadian Skiing adventure 2007, is winding its way towards the close. This evening we find ourselves at 7082 feet above sea level, the Horse Doctor and I, in Sunshine Village. At present it's living up to its name in only the most ironic of senses, today having been a day of dark clouds and a biting wind. Skiers describe the light as 'flat', which is probably about right. It makes it all but impossible to gauge the terrain as you hurtle down it, which can be fun in the powdery stuff, but less so on the ice. Still, there is a plus side to staying in a hotel so far up in the sky; a pint of beer goes a very long way in the thin air.

Right now, the lifts having closed for the day, we're experiencing our first heavy snowfall of the past two weeks, which promises interesting conditions for tomorrow. It's a shame it couldn't have come earlier, but at least this time we've had plenty of snow already on the ground. The last time we came here to ski, it wasn't quite so good. And then, to add injury to the insult, we hit a nasty blizzard on our way back to the airport and were delayed leaving by six hours whilst they de-iced the plane. Hopefully this year will be a bit better. Our flight doesn't leave until almost ten on Monday night, but we're meant to be meeting up with Sandra before then.

Well it would be rude to come all this way and not say hello.

The Horse Doctor, trying not to look scared.

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Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Indeed! It would be rude! We're taking you out for dinner. Unless you don't call. Then we'll just call you names.

March 11, 2007 6:09 pm  

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