I am just pleased to rest my legs on a chair in front of a computer. Clive and I had a day off from being a spectactator which incidently is not really me. It was a spectacular day here and we skied. I had forgotten how extensive the terrain is here. We spent the morning up on the Peak Chair. We even skied down to view the downhill courses close at hand. My god they look oh so steep and icy! Then we soared over the valley on the new Peak to Peak gondola. What fantastic views. We could not resist skiing on Blackhome glacier. Man it is impressive, big mountain scenery. I felt that this area almost makes Lake Louise look like a bunny hill!!
Yesterday was another spectacular race day. Pleasant viewing, soaking up the sunshine! The downhill race was about 30 secs shorter than the day before, they course workers had shaved off the jump near the finish that caused 3 crashes on Wednesday. I was not sitting on the edge of my seat.Shona came in 16th. Then we waited for the second run of Slalom which is almost pleasant to watch.Great skiing by the worlds toughest skiers. Shona came in 12 place, top Canadian. After the race she signed autographs, posed for photos and walked down the hill with us. She was interviewed by CTV and I will post the interview on this blog soon!
I was hanging out and my friends Marlie and Steve walked by. We had a fine time drinking Chardonnay and catching up on our lives.
Then is was off to the Victory Ceremonies - but then Shona called from Canada House. This is situated in the Whistler Library and for Families and friends. So we left all the ra ra. Chris joined Clive, Andrew, Shona, Helen and myself for diner in Earls.
Now I know why I feel tired. Still skiing up on top of the mountains reminded me why I am at the Olympics watching ski racing. Strange places passion takes me.