|Rain at the war memorial on my way home from the gym|
A lot of rain. Almost every day. For three months. Just as we were building the arc, it eased off and worst seems over now and as it was 18 degrees at Easter weekend, cannot really complain given the UK's winter.
Serious gym time. Learning to ski and trail run in one season was a challenge for my legs. About 50 gym sessions have made my legs stronger and, weirdly, straighter. Started running again last week and back in the mountains soon to get ready for our summer trip...
|Sunrise at from Grouse Mountain, Mt Baker, WA in the distance|
Plenty of skiing. We had season passes for a different, more challenging, local mountain. I took lots of lessons because I love lessons, Mark didn't but was, annoyingly, almost as good. We conquered moguls (no style, but can get down them), did the double blacks and even a few blacks at the way more hardcore Whistler. We skiied at sunrise and sunset with the coast mountain range and the ocean bathed in golden light. A winter without weekly skiing now seems strange: Milton Keynes snow dome anyone?
|Me, last summer, looking at the complex coastline|
So in February I volunteered to lead a North Vancouver group to make it a huge issue in the upcoming BC election. Email campaign, door knocking and an event planned to persuade both main political parties to say no. Bit nervous as a new kind of project me, so fingers crossed, will update you after the election!
|I don't remember this photo being taken|
And now the blossom is out, the daffodils are up and spring has sprung. Next post is about our glorious Easter weekend, meanwhile, here is a picture of the morning commute:
p.s. Noticed the quality of the photos has gone up? That would be Mark's new hobby, check out his own photo blog here: Letsclearuplater blog
|"Seabus" from North Vancouver to downtown|