A snowy weekend away

We headed away to a little hut in the hills on Saturday afternoon. We had two pairs of touring skis and a pair of “fell skis”. The latter are like classic cross country skis but slightly better for back country skiing. Only very slightly though. I struggled to make much progress on them so Chris took over and I used his touring skis.

It took perhaps an hour to ski into the well equipped little hut. We spent a cozy night there and did some skiing on Sunday morning around the hills behind the hut.

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Above: Approaching the hut through the grey.

Below left: Emily stirs a delicious curry. Below middle: Chris reveals that he is in fact a gorilla. Below right: An icy little tree for all to see.

 

Emily preparing dinner (Norway) resize Chris with his 6 pack (Norway) resize A snowy tree (Norway) resize

Blobbing in Trondheim

I’m in Trondheim staying with Chris and Emily. It’s rainy and misty and we are trying to formulate a plan for the day. Emily feels obliged to go to a museum with a work mate. Chris and I are keen to do anything besides.

Yesterday involved: booking expensive flights back to Germany early (mahh), running into town, climbing with Chris, Emily, and a Norwegian friend at the gym, eating expensive burgers at a restaurant, and watching a movie. Good good good.

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Above: Emily searches for the climbing wall.

Below left: Chris and Emily with their beer. Below right: The square in Trondheim.

Emily and Chris with beer (Trondheim, Norway) resize Trondheim square (Trondheim, Norway) resize

Kiwis in London

I am in London. In the evening, Cass, Annalie, and I met up on the South Bank and went for a walk. We were joined by Greer later and then Ben. We had dinner at the local Wagamama’s.

It’s great that without any planning I can catch up with Christchurchian kiwi friends in London. Although Ben hadn’t met Cass, Greer, and Annalie it turned out they new a bunch of the same people. Therefore gossiping could proceed unhindered.

Cass and Annalie walking along the south bank (London) resize Annalie, Cass, and Greer (London, England) resize The london eye (London, England) resize

Above: Walking around the South Bank.

Below: Annalie, Cass, Cris, and Ben gossiping.

Annalie, Cass, Cris, and Ben eating out (London, England) resize