Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Woonona
    Posts
    2,618

    Post

    ... skiing turns to surfing .... and great disappointment turns to great Joy...

    After watching “The Edge of Never” for the second time the other day I decided to try the ski boots on, and for the first time since tearing the ankle ligaments in a ****injury mid Aug it didn’t feel too bad. So all inspired by seeing Plakie, Fan Fan and the boys on my old stomping grounds in the Cham mountains I decided we should head out to Club Lake to get another ski in this season. After having a bit of a look out the range and talking to some people having spent time out there the other week I was pretty sure there should be enough snow left to have a go. Pappa to have some fun in the chutes on Carruthers South face and hopefully also find something for Little Swede to slide on. But I wasn’t sure if I would be able to carry all the gear we needed. So packed everything during the week to see what it was like and after putting the backpack on with my skis, Little Swede’s skis, my ski boots, all the usual overnight stuff, etc, etc I had to admit defeat and settle for a hike out the range instead. Aahh well, there’s always another day for a ski. At least we’ll have some mountain fun hiking out there.

    Friday 21 Nov

    All gear packed and ready for a trip down the mountains straight after work (getting an early mark). Monitoring the weather forecast and charts throughout the day and not looking too promising. Get to the car just to find out that the battery doesn’t want to play anymore. Get the laptop out while waiting for the NRMA to come and after seeing the latest forecast combined with my bad mood from the failing battery I decide to call the trip off. Not happy, can’t say I was in a great weekend mood by the time I was home.

    So what do you do when you’re all psyched up for some mountain action and you just can’t go??

    Well, you swap this...


    ...for this...


    ... and play in that unfrozen snow called water and turn the weekend in to a surf fest of course!

    [size="1"][ 24. November 2009, 02:26 PM: Message edited by: Swede ][/size]
    -- Summer is just a short period of bad skiing --

  2. #2
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Woonona
    Posts
    2,618

    Post

    Let’s rope up girl...


    Go get’em tiger...


    Get out of the way pappa, this one’s got my name on it...




    Drop in on me again and the gloves are off Little Swede...


    ... so 2 days and 5 surfs later nothing could wipe the HUGE smiles of our faces. What an amazing and diverse country we live in.
    So what does everyone else do to get through these “dark” snowless months called spring, summer and autumn?

    Swede and Little Swede
    -- Summer is just a short period of bad skiing --

  3. #3
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,206
    Blog Entries
    9

    Post

    I'm not keen on unfrozen moguls and ruts [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    The Frog is a Prince

  4. #4
    Podlettte
    Guest

    Post

    Was never your wave Pappa Swede [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    Go little swede, you're sucha fortunate young girl [img]smile.gif[/img]

  5. #5

    Post

    Bike riding, beech-ing, swimming and the odd day/ overnight walk in the mountains. OH and this year, planned an OS trip to keep the ski feelings pumping!

    But yeah, the beech is the best way to get through the non "ski" months of the year.
    Snow White, Ski Black!

  6. #6
    Legolas
    Guest

    Post

    nice way to cool a bad mood Swede. Good on you!

    How long has the little swede been surfin? Snowbrat and goose had a go last summer, but lil s looks a lot more controlled!

    We did the same. Hit the beach on the boogie boards...just got to figure out the new camera and load up some pics

  7. #7

    Post

    awesome stuff lil Swede! We hit the beach last weekend too [img]smile.gif[/img]

  8. #8
    Podlettte
    Guest

    Post

    We're hitting the wineries this weekend [img]graemlins/woohoo.gif[/img]

  9. #9
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    2,635

    Post

    Thanks for another brilliant report Swede !!!!

    I really do enjoy reading and looking at your amazing pics.

    I cannot thank you enough for sharing. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    "My motives are complex and often internally contradictory." - David Walsh

  10. #10
    Silverwitch
    Guest

    Post

    Thanks Swede for yet another fantastic report!
    [img]graemlins/wow.gif[/img]

  11. #11
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Woonona
    Posts
    2,618

    Post

    Originally posted by Legolas:
    How long has the little swede been surfin?
    Started many years ago, but big breaks in between.
    -- Summer is just a short period of bad skiing --

  12. #12
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Woonona
    Posts
    2,618

    Post

    Originally posted by Podlettte:
    We're hitting the wineries this weekend [img]graemlins/woohoo.gif[/img]
    Jealous :(
    Have fun
    -- Summer is just a short period of bad skiing --

  13. #13
    Extreme Snowatcher TC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    sydney
    Posts
    4,906

    Post

    i like a sensible person
    swede you sound well rounded and able to enjoy all seasons
    Power to you
    Im a vegetarian...I only eat grass fed Beef and Lamb

  14. #14
    Extreme Snowatcher
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    absent
    Posts
    3,555
    Blog Entries
    1

    Post

    I'm starting to get SWDS (salt water DS).

    I'm told with a rope tied to the bridge over the river you can surf the rapids. The ice-cream headache would remind me of surfing mid winter but I'm more concerned with what lurks below, the dangers may be worse than the men in gray suits.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •