The month of April has come and gone. After a winter on the road (and too few in the classroom) it was time to rest up the legs and put the brain to work. As I prepared for exams, I got a little taste of what it was like to be a full time student. It was refreshing to change my focus from my skis to my books and to replace my hours of training and napping with studying and coffee drinking. I was glad when it all paid off as I officially finished a little over a year of my university degree.
This year, for the first time, I finished school before the end of the off-season. So, a couple days after exams were over, I packed my shorts and sun screen and caught a typical Thunder Bay 5:30 AM flight to Vancouver for a little vacation. (Thanks to my amazing friend Sadie White who kindly sacrificed her sleep to drive me to the airport). In Vancouver, I met up with Jack and my sister and we headed to our final destination, Tofino! We spent over a week on the west coast camping with friends including my two brothers. It was great to have a sibling reunion on the other side of the country. I had never been to the West Coast before, and I was not disappointed! Thanks to Emilie, I have lots of pictures of the trip to share with you!
|We found big trees!!!|
|As it turns out, fires are hard to get going on the humid West Coast|
|Getting ready to go surfing|
|Rocking the wetsuits|
|Decent view on a jog along the ocean|
|A beautiful day for a picnic|
|Eating fresh crab on the fishing boat|
|View from the boat|
|The only fish we caught... although our guides gave us some salmon and halibut at the end.|
|our little fishing boat|
|Surfing at sunset|
|After Tofino, I went to Canmore for a week and skied at Sunshine!|
|Cooking up the fish on the campfire|
I am now back in Thunder Bay and eager to get into the regular training routine. Unfortunately I have come down with a slight cold and have missed out on most of my teams annual Boot Camp (testing week) which runs until the 22nd. I am in full recovery mode and hoping to be back on track as soon as possible!