We thought we were rounding the corner into spring (the daffodils are coming up, and some of the cherry blossoms were sprouting through), and then we woke up to the above picture on Sunday. Snow! It feels more like Christmas now, than it did back in December!
Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 24.February.2018.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- How to train for really hard climbing, with only 1 hour per day. I think the hard part of this is really giving it your all on each session. Train harder, not longer!
- These chickpea schwarma flatbread are calling to me. Maybe this weekend!
- We might be going through a cold (snowy) patch at the moment, yet the thought of eating gingerbread ice cream still feels like the right thing to do.
- We’re flying to Australia in a few weeks. It’s a direct flight (hallelujah!) but it’s still 16 hours in the air. I’m eyeing up a few of these items for surviving an epic red-eye flight.
- An interesting idea – do your morals affect your buying purchases? Sometimes the hard part is actually finding out who the parent company is!
On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):
The only major job we have left to do is to buy and install the grey tank. Seeing as we had week of cold and snow, we’re not getting under the van anytime soon. So, Jonty’s begun the process of emailing local companies who sell water tanks. Hopefully we can get a tank ordered before we head to Australia, and then install it when we return (in hopefully warmer, drier weather!).
Until that happens, there might not be much news on the Moby front. Time will tell, however!
Pictures from the week of 24.February.2018:
Earlier this week, I had to make a quick, last-minute trip up to Prince Rupert for a site visit. I have never been before, so was oddly excited to go. When I was looking for the directions from the airport to the hospital, I noticed Google Maps told me there was a ferry involved in the journey. A what?!
Yup, the airport is on an island.
And you have to take a ferry to get over to the mainland.
And it’s something like $50 for a return trip.
BUT, if you’re a foot passenger, there is a bus that takes you from the airport to the main hotel in Prince Rupert, at that bus is free (i.e. included in your flight price). Weird! So a foot-passenger, I was.
I simply followed the crowd when I got off the plane (the airport is 1 room), and the whole process runs pretty smoothly. You pick up your luggage from the plane and take it to a big truck. The luggage goes onto the big moving truck, and the people go into a small tour bus. The bus then takes you on the ferry (timed perfectly for when the two flights per day leave and arrive) and drives you to the hotel to pick up your luggage. At this point, you walk outside the hotel, just as the taxis come rounding the corner (they all know when the ferry bus arrives). It works like a charm! Weirdly efficient.
Unfortunately, my timing wasn’t that great for getting pictures – my testing took me into the evening, and then my flight out the next morning didn’t allow for enough time to really wander. I didn’t have a car, either, which would have made exploring a bit easier. Next time, perhaps! For now, you just get some pretty pictures from the flight 🙂
I did have dinner at a great little restaurant (Cargo Kitchen), and was able to sample the local brewery (Wheelhouse Brewing Company) – both I would highly recommend, if you ever find your way far up the inside passage of the BC coastline.