Thoughts From Quebec

November 19, 2015

It has been a very productive week here in Quebec.  I’m at Foret Montmorency with the Nordic team having a grand old time playing in the snow.  I can hardly think of a place I’d rather be.  In addition to giving me plenty of time to get my skiing back on form, spending time up here has given me lots of time to think about the world.  I’d love to tell you about it, but I’m afraid I’ll have to save that for another post.  It’s 10 pm here, which means I’ve outlasted most of my teammates by a solid two hours.  Three sessions of skiing in a single day tends to empty your tank pretty well.  Tomorrow is an interval day, so I’ll leave you with some pictures I’ve grabbed in the last few days.
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We’ve been skiing on a great 2.5km loop.

 

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Beautifully set tracks every day!

 

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Although the loop is short, it packs a pretty good climb

 

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It’s been cold enough to freeze some smaller bodies of water.

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Duncan and Ben finding some classic rhythm.

 

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There’s a dusting of natural snow at least.

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Caleb and Marcus cruising.

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All of the snow that makes up the loop was buried under wood chips at the end of last winter. It stayed frozen all summer until they pulled it out a couple of weeks ago. (photo: Leela)

 

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Some of the team took a short hike to an old water tower. (photo: Leela)

 

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Nothing better than bathing in sunlight and eating a snack after a ski.

 

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Caleb and I took our annual trip to Ashton’s to grab some poutine.

 

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30 points to whoever can name the building at twelve o’clock.

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The city is beautiful at dusk.

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Leela admiring the view of the Saint Lawrence.

 

I’m off to bed so I can ski some more tomorrow.  Expect some videos next week.
Regards,

Andrew

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Nancy says:

    Fun to see the photos. Glad you were able to ski:)

  2. Katie Casey Katie Casey says:

    Frontenac! Why won’t this post a comment?! Ugh… Andrew, I want to win… what do I win?! 🙂

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