Why I am blogging, and not skiing

Last night, as the sun was setting in the west, a few shafts illuminated the fresh snow on the mile-high hills that make up the eastern wall of Howe Sound. Phone calls were made, and we planned to go up there, today, to ski in the backcountry.

Late afternoon sun on the fresh snow of Cypress Provincial Park

Sun on the fresh snow of Cypress Provincial Park - from Bowen Island

This morning we were heading up the road from West Vancouver to Cypress Provincial Park (we were not going to the commercial ski area) when the car made a strangled noise and the engine stopped. Phooey.

Snow on the hills north of Howe Sound, from the ferry in Horseshoe Bay

View of snow on the hills to the north of Howe Sound - Leaving Horseshoe Bay, bound for Bowen Island

The second picture, earlier today, is from the deck of the Queen of Capilano… the ferry taking me back to Bowen Island (as a pedestrian) on the noon sailing. I was looking enviously at all the fresh snow that has fallen in the hills to the north.

Here is something I learned today. The tow-truck driver pointed to a police cruiser on the Cypress Bowl Road — the police had just stopped a speeder. The speed limit on that highway is 60 km/hour. Most people drive faster than that. If the police tag someone for going faster than 100 km/hour, the car is automatically impounded. On a day like today, that tow-truck will take away about a dozen impounded cars. Imagine.

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3 Responses to “Why I am blogging, and not skiing”


  1. 1 morgan February 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Bummer… I saw all that fresh snow on the mountains yesterday morning and wondered if you would be up there! Sorry about the car 😦 xoxo

  2. 2 Robert February 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Timing belt broke. It caused havoc inside the engine. Not good. 😦


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