Niseko Gate 4
The smell of pine in the mountains on a hot summer day
First cup of premium black coffee in the morning
First long gulp of a really hoppy IPA
Clicking into the MTB pedals for a long ride, the hotter and dustier the better
Well Q’ed pork
Comfortable ski boots that fit and I can wear all day long without issues (still waiting at 53…)
Yup, for my Saturday afternoon nap I put on the Router Workshop on TV. I don't know if you guys ever got this program in the USA, but it is basically two guys in plaid shirts talking about different things you can do with different router bits. I just lie on the couch and this TV show works better than any sleeping pill ever invented.
A few, but not all:
Snowcats (for uphill transport, not for grooming)
Snow flowing up my chest and over my shoulders
Flying the skis through 3D snow
The chutes past Catchbasin at Whitewater
Quicksilver at Whitewater
Hot tub bubbles on sore muscles
Very rare charbroiled T-bone
Earl Grey in the evening
Sun on my skin and snoozing on the beach
An osprey or an eagle rising with a fish - and a fast 400mm lens
Seeing deer, elk, bear, otters, eagles, orcas, sea lions - all from the seat of my sea kayak
What is a "lodge boob"? I'm guessing it is a stupid person who goes in the lodge when it is snowing hard.
A simple, clean turn
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.