Skiing in Sandon

We found sun today! We had to drive to Sandon – but there it was – blue skies and sunshine! And what a difference it makes.

Simon drove me to Sheila’s house this morning to go skiing and we talked about that (maybe it was just me doing the talking) – about how sun changes your mood. When I wake up and the sun is shining, I’m all eager and ready to go – hit the trail! Yay! But when it’s grey and foggy (read every single day) it takes real effort to motivate myself.

I do – I get out every opportunity I have – but damnit – it’s work!

The work was worth it today. This was my fifth time out on skis. I fell only twice. Notice please the constant improvement. The track was newly set and fast. I fell on the first hill but hey – I did the first hill! Last time I avoided it. And then I fell at the bridge – but really, it was more a stumble than a fall. Getting better! And it went fast. I enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoy it more every time we go out. I could get to really really like this skiing  gig.

We had lunch in the warming hut and then drove to Retallack to see if a track had been set there. The idea was to ski up to the waterfall. Alas – no track and we all agreed to come back another time. This gave me a chance to get home, have a bath and then a brief nap.

I met another new person today. I have to say – I have met the nicest people since moving here. Fran is awesome – a dancer, dance teacher, skier and all around neat person. We talked about living here versus on the island – driving in the winter – hiking – life in small towns – all that good stuff. We talked about younger men – she recently had a fling with a man twenty years her junior (she’s my age) and how that works and perhaps doesn’t work.

I liked talking to her. She has an interesting, perceptive, creative mind.

And now – a lazy rest of the day – maybe a few writing-related things to do. And best of all, getting ready to snowshoe Crowe Mountain tomorrow with Simon and the dogs. Really looking forward to it. Hey – a family outing!

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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2 Responses to Skiing in Sandon

  1. Looks wonderful! Would love to go skiing there 😍 we are having a perfect ski winter as well, people say, the best in many years – and I’m missing it…

  2. goodyniosi says:

    Ah yes – but you have such a good reason for missing it! 🙂

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