Friday, December 18, 2009
Let it snow...
The transition back to the northern hemisphere was fairly brutal... we came from amazing summer temps in Oz to cold weather in Alberta like I haven't seen in quite some time. This past week however, it has really smartened up. Now if we could just get a couple of more dumps of snow, it would all be good!
We've hauled our snowkite kit a few places around Canmore, to no avail. We got skunked at Spray Lakes on Wednesday... gusty, shifty wind and poor snow cover meant the ice fishermen had the lake all to themselves. Next, we tried Two Jack Lake, but ended up in very similar, early-season conditions. So today we skiied Norquay, which was actually quite awesome. The hill isn't 100% open yet, but the runs that are open are in nice shape, plus there was nobody there! Gotta love having the place to ourselves!
We're off to Red Deer tomorrow - Todd has to work - and then we'll come back to Canmore on Thursday and hang here for Christmas... maybe do some ski touring, and hopefully more kiting!
Happy Holidays to all!