completed the run we of course had to do it again and again.
Thereafter, I was determined that I would not be beaten by this
sport and whatever else happened I was going to enjoy my skiing.
Once we had deposited our equipment in the basement store it was up
in the lift, checking out what was on the hotel’s menu for that
evening’s meal, and return to our room for a hot shower and a rest
watching TV, before going down to dinner.
after breakfast one of the women staying at the hotel who was also
in our class showed us a shortcut, but this still involved walking
up a steep winding pathway towards the school. Her husband and
daughter, who were both expert skiers themselves, persuaded us to
put our skis on when we reached the top and ski the rest of the way
through the village to the school. This became another confidence
booster for Nick, who didn’t really need it and for me, who did, as
you had also to be aware of the pedestrians. Our group had very
quickly begun to gel nicely and encouraging comments were made about
our arrival to the lesson on skis.
Andy, who had a
good sense of humour however, suggested to me that I try to avoid
the tree today as well as attempting to run him down by not
stopping! Also, on a more disquieting note he thought that perhaps
my skis were too long, something he felt was the cause of some of my
problems the previous day. He said he would of course be
watching me carefully today and if this proved to be the case
advised me to go back to the ski hire shop and get them changed.