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January 19, 2011

A day of rest

Filed under: Skiing — Tags: , — admin @ 12:34 pm

Powder and Rest.

Yesterday was a great day. I was up the gondola at 9am ready for the first lifts. The powder was nice and fluffy and I just came straight down the Ladies Downhill course which was very good. It was snowing most of the morning. After that I went to the right of the gondola and found some very nice powder on top of the groomed runs. I am improving heaps at skiing powder, but it is really easy to ski because it is so light and fluffy.

Later on, I went up the old single chair and came down the run to the side of it. On the way up I saw a woodpecker. I am not sure yet what type it is but I have seen a photo of one on a postcard. There was some very nice snow next to the single so I had a few runs there. Then I had a break at the ski school hut, which had the heaters turned up full bore and it was like an oven in there. Luckily someone opened a window or everyone would have baked.

Furano Ski Resort
Furano Ski Resort from the bridge

I met the Brisbane mob for lunch and we had a long rest, after which I decided to call it a day and give my knees a rest. After an onsen, a short snooze helped bring me back to good health. Later that night we went to a bar and I had a beer and a game of pool.

Today I had the day off and did my washing, then walked into Furano town to do some shopping. The main item on the agenda was some muesli, but I never found any decent stuff, just some granola type breakfast cereal, which was better than a poke in the eye with a stick, but only marginally.

Sorachi River
Sorachi River, Furano

It was a couple of kilometers to the supermarket and I visited the 100 Yen shop as well. All in all, a big day of exercise for a supposed day of rest. But I think I am ready to go tomorrow. Here is hoping for some more snow tonight.

1 Comment »

  1. The woodpecker that I saw was a Kumagera or Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius). I asked the lady at our hostel about it and she said that it was a bit rarish. 🙂

    Comment by admin — January 25, 2011 @ 6:31 am

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