…my arms, my legs, my back. Everything aches. My fingers are even struggling to type these words. Much editing is proving useful to making sure this post sounds as though it was written by an astute adult rather than a deformed domestic animal stepping on the keys, which, in case you’re wondering, looks more like this:
And yet, what a magnificent couple of days spent on the mountain. Clear blue skies, very little wind, and many happy customers. I woke this morning to a beautiful snowy mountain sunrise, as you can see;
Ben Lomond Sunrise
For so early in the season we have amazing snow cover at Ben Lomond at the moment, and were extremely lucky that our first open weekend was over a long weekend. Tomorrow, this hard life (#notreally) continues as I head back up to the mountain for another couple of days at the snow. I apologise for the brevity of this post, and the reasonable lack of content, but as soon as I can move my bones again with a respectable amount of agility for someone my age, I’ll be sure to make up for it. If I don’t, punishment by death will ensue.
It may come as a surprise to some, but on occasion I actually do work, of the paid kind. It threatens to tear me away from my writing dreams but it also rewards me with cash that I like to throw up in the air with joy! Well, to be honest, it is usually sent directly to my account and then swiftly spent on life’s necessities such as food, rent and books before I even see those colourful pieces of plastic…but no matter. The important thing is I’m fed, housed and literate. Today I will be working on a beautiful mountain, Ben Lomond, in the north of Tasmania, manning the ski lifts and selling tickets to the customers. With little reception (read: none) and no electricity, I suspect my chances of blogging are relatively low. How will I survive? What will this absence of posts reduce me to? Fear not, dear bloggers. I am confident I can make it through the day, just. In the meantime, take a look at the pretty slideshow of my Ben Lomond photos and imagine me there, in the fresh air, feet crunching in the snow, greeting the first skiers and boarders of the season. Winter is here my friends, and it’s my favourite season.
Jacobs Ladder - This is the only way up the mountain. I took this photo only a week ago but now I am told it is covered in snow, with drifts in some places over a metre high. If you do not hear from me after this day you can safely assume I met my fate on Jacobs Ladder