Besides skate skiing 64 days this past winter (1050km total!), there was also plenty of time to hit the trails on foot.
Keyla, of course, is always keen to explore; we both love snow!
Weather wise it was an unusual winter … the skiing started late in mid December …
… and we really only had two big snow dumps: First 2ft in early January and then another foot in February.
Packing down our snowshoe trails after that dump was hard work!
There was very little precipitation inbetween those storms but that also made for great views and amazing sunrises.
We had cozy get-togethers in the ‘Hood (Pine Forest) around the fireplace but overall I counted only 7 trusted people I was inside with during the whole winter – a perfect way to wait out the Covid wave (we are all 3-4 times vaccinated and very careful in stores and other public spaces).
It was actually a perfect place to spend a winter that was challenging in other, more urban places.
There were turkeys and horses to feed and cats to cuddle with!
At the beginning of the winter, 3 visitors from Kelowna enjoyed the valley with me for a few days.
During the deep freeze at -30C there was ice everywhere!
Back in BC we had a few more snowshoe outings before the winter disappeared for good!
6 thoughts on “Winter 21/22”
Great to hear from you, Biggie! It’s so much fun to see the photos and catch up with your journeys and adventures. Best wishes for the summer season! Can’t wait to see where it takes you.
Thanks Richard! I’ll definitely keep you posted!
These are beautiful Pics –Keep me posted
Of course Joyceee!
Those are some amazing photos Biggi! Sounds like you found the perfect way to combat Covid and STILL have a shitload of fun! While you were reveling in a winter wonderland I, on the other hand, was reveling in the beauty of a remote and vast outback known more affectionately as “The Red Centre”. The one thing we shared in common during this time was our love for Mother Nature and all its wondrous beauty – no cars, no smog, no crowds, no worries – just living for the moment and knowing that we DO live on an amazing planet. I consider myself very fortunate that I got to see a World full of stupendous beauty – I only hope that future generations can also attest to and revel in this same beauty.
I’m heading to New York next week for 6 weeks (ballet, Broadway, Art Galleries, Museums and Film Festivals) and returning July 19th. Am hoping to get up your way before leaving for Europe (via Iceland) on August 20th – I’ll give you plenty of warning if so….cheers Glen.
So glad you like the photos. I enjoyed following your travels down under as well! Have fun in NYC!