Results tagged “Snow” from Kazza the Blank One
It snowed in Canberra last week. I woke up (a zombie due to lack of sleep) and walked out into the kitchen and thought it was a super heavy frost before realising it was snow. That woke me up somewhat!
Then last night we had the warmest overnight July night temperature in recorded history. Craziness.
Tonight I only geotagged some of day 24's photos, and didn't do any fish tank rescues, but did attack the piles of crap next to my desk. Still a long way to go.
This time I really did! But more on that later.
So it all started at drinks on Thursday night. Steve and Simon asked if I wanted to go to the snow on the weekend. I said sure, so long as my planned upgrade on Friday arvo went ok.
Well Friday arvo came along and my upgrade went badly. Really badly. Beg for help from *real* comms guys to help fix badly. But the worst part was knowing that Steve was waiting for me. I tried and tried and tried to get them to go without me, but they wouldn't so I just got more and more stressed. It was an awful awful night. Then I was so flustered I forgot the cable for my GPS, and I thought I'd left the Android at work, when turns out I'd actually left it at home. So I pretty much lost it. Fortunately the sweetie found the Android and was able to hack portals to keep my Sojourner badge going. Phew. But the GPS not being chargable really sucked. It did the whole first day and til about 10:30 the second. Sadmaking.
I was so stressed I couldn't eat anything on the way down Friday night, so I didn't actually have any dinner. I think I would have thrown it up if I'd tried. (and a very meat-heavy lunch certainly didn't help). Woke up about 1am hungry, but got through it.
We stayed at a guy from work's place. $30/night for an apartment in Jindabyne. Pretty awesome value. And I woke up naturally both mornings - much better than being woken up at 4am and being a zombie most of the morning.
So onto the snow.
It was very warm, and the snow was quite slushy in the morning, and even worse in the afternoon.
Day one we started at Front Valley, headed over to Mount P for a couple of runs, then I left the boys and did Pleasant Valley, then Guthega, then back to Blue Cow for lunch. After lunch we did Roller Coaster, up Ridge, Excelerator, then by myself again Summit, back across to Pleasant Valley, Copperhead Road, Pretty Valley, Interceptor, then back to Telemark and done for the day.
Olympic from Mount P
Riding the Mount P triple
Main ranges from near the top of Mount P
Riding the Pleasant Valley quad
Main ranges from Guthega
Milk and pie. Don't even talk to me about how much sodium is in that thing.
Day two we started at Smiggins, headed across via Interceptor to Roller Coaster, then I left the boys and went down to Guthega, back to Blue Cow, Pleasant Valley (the GPS conked out at this point), over to Mount P, back up and down the Quad Express. At this point I thought I'd aim for the top of Telemark to go down that way back to Smiggins (from Mid station), but I must have taken a wrong turn somehow I got stuck somewhere I really didn't want to be - possibly in Wine Glass. I got part way down and there was pretty much nowhere to go. I had to take my skis off to get down. Which really mucked around with my confidence. I trudged back to Smiggins and collapsed in the cafe for lunch. After three quarters of an hour I felt better again so did some runs in Smiggins while waiting for the boys to get back. Was there for well over an hour an a half waiting and doing the same few runs. Whoops.
I told you several times this view never gets old for me
Happy Valley from Mount P
A bit after three I found a nice spot under a tree to sit and watch the world go by. And I built a snowman. Only a little one. But kinda cute.
Taking a photo on my phone and the battery gave out and it turned off. hrmm no way to contact the boys. So cleared some space on random camera (it was full) and got some photos on it. Then headed down to see if I could find electricity, or at least wait at the bar. Turns out the boys had just gotten there, so that was good timing.
Went back to the apartment to tidy up and pack up, then came home.
Took ages to sort out the GPS tracks. I did fifty runs according to the Perisher dashboard. Day one I covered fifty five kilometres up and down. Day two nineteen kilometres before the battery died.
Fun times. But my everything hurts.
On Horse Park Drive, snow on the Brindabellas
Yesterday we went out to the club for a Christmas in July lunch. As usual there was a feast of food thanks to R&T and A&J.
Lunch included, but was not limited to, lots of potatoes, turkey rolls, corn, salad
Dessert included, but was not limited to, rum balls, chocolate mud cake, trifles
And then.. it snowed!!
That was pretty exciting :)
Afterwards we debated staying the night, but the sweetie had some work to do for uni, so we came home, as he thought it'd be easier to do at home. That, and it was *freezing* out there.*
This morning there was still snow on the mountains out past Queanbeyan.
There probably would have been snow on the Brindabellas too, but we didn't leave the house all day, so we didn't see.
Bit of house tidying today, and then my tax man came to sort out my tax.
And so endeth the weekend.
* Freezing in the both literal (snow) and figurative (feels like) senses of the word, for people that want to complain.
One of the first things that my myriad of browser windows reloaded with was this.. snow on Untersberg!!
This morning we meandered down to the lake to see Stu's favourite family of swans. We took along some old bread, which they rather enjoyed. Entirely too cute...!
One of them got a bit agro at a crow..
The grown ups were happy to eat out of Stu's hand
Next we went for a bit of a wander around the lake.
Fed some seagulls..
And kept walking around to find the cormorant we passed on the way in.
Stu wanted to be its friend..
Coming back, Black Mountain tower had emerged from the clouds and the weeping willows are budding..
For lunch we went to Satis *again* (third time in three weeks?) .. but this time met up with Sean and Mel. Stu had scrambled tofu and Mel had banana bread...
And then finally headed home. And it snowed!!! Well it was probably more sleet than snow, but it was still pretty cool...
There was even a little bit on the ground when we got home..
Looking forward to a potato bake for dinner tonight..