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Alta Lake, frozen.


When we first got to Whistler and were staying at the hostel, we walked past this lake every day on our way to the village.  Since we moved into the house, it’s no longer on our route, so we hadn’t been back since.  When I was offered a half day at work yesterday (while I was actually at work), I decided to take it for once, and we used the afternoon to walk to the lake (on our way to our post box, the bank and post office).

I had to get another photograph of Jay here, as I have one of her in this spot before the lake froze (in this post).  You can also see me leaning on those handles in my current blog header.

Jay took off right into the middle of the lake, whereas I was quite tentative as the edges were slushy, and really, it doesn’t feel right to walk on a lake.  Anyway, I felt less nervous when I saw a group of teenagers playing ice hockey in the centre.

When I first glanced at this, I thought it was a sailing boat that had been left without its moorings and had then become frozen into the lake.  Once I saw it moving it became clear that it is some kind of cool ice boat thing.  That’s as far as my knowledge on that goes.


Aside from seeing the lake in a totally different way than it was the last time I was there, it felt pretty awesome to have my camera back out again after more than a month.

On an unrelated note, Jay broke her leg five weeks ago.  She’s doing pretty well to be walking on an icy lake, eh?

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More pictures of snow, essentially.

It’s a slippery hike up to our front door.

That’s me, doing what I do best: working hard.

Jay moved over to the dark side and bought a snowboard.

I learned my lesson about going up the mountain without covering up properly; my lips became really chapped and I got some nasty coldsores :(  This face/neck warmer is perfect because I can still breathe through it easily.

See that chair lift on the left there?  I went on that, yeah!  It’s pretty scary to do it for the very first time (and the second, and third time actually), but I didn’t die and that was my main objective.
Whistler Upper Village looks so festive.

The street I live on is pretty awesome.

I know it’s hard to make it out in this photo, but that is a bird sitting on Jay’s hand.  Outside my work there are a lot of trees and dozens of these birds live in the trees, and I guess over time they’ve become accustomed to being around a lot of people.  If you hold your hand out at arm’s length with a piece of food on it, the birds will come and eat right out of your hand.

This is the view out of my window as I write this evening.

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Happy Wednesday.

On Halloween night we went to Tapleys to see all the decorated houses.  It rained non-stop the entire night, and we were soaked to the skin, which is why I only have two photos to share.  I was quite worried about my camera once we got home and I saw how wet it was.  It’s okay though, phew.

Quite often there are clouds obstructing that view, so I had to take a photo on this rare clear day, even if it didn’t come out well.

Twister and chess with friends to warm our new house.

Jay and I took a walk this morning around our new neighbourhood.  This house pictured has a lift (elevator) in it.  Wow.

That’s our house, two doors up from the lift house.

Jay really wanted her picture under this sign.  I’m not sure why, but here it is.

That’s all, except to say that I have a job!

Happy Wednesday everyone :)

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