This was the start of a very long day of travelling and it had only just begun...
"For Dreamers, IMPATIENCE IS A VIRTUE"
Once boarded, it looked like everything was ready to go, I was right next to the wing and noticed something with the propeller, it would jerk every few seconds interrupting the blur of the blades. It turned out something was up and we were asked to leave the plane and that we would have to re book. This was just the first of many things that shall we say.. astray?
When we arrived at our first stop over, we had little time to dilly dally but I had just enough time to grab a book for our next two flights.
Skiing on 3 hours of sleep was not as bad as I thought it would be. Groggy as I was, the cool breeze from mountain air soon woke me up. It was -3 and cloudless skies that was several shades of blue. We had two days of training with the Redefining Limits camp before the races. The camp was held by two former members of the Canadian Para-Alpine Team. Both days were enjoyable and followed by meetings in the evening talking about the many off-snow topics of ski racing. Including a quite bizarre 8 minute relaxation session in which when we eventually drifted back into the room it had felt like half and hour had passed!
For the days I were racing, both went very well, skiing some of the best I had all year and it felt excellent to end the season on a good note. I brought back some hardware, 1 gold for GS and 1 silver for Slalom both in the junior category. Its funny to think that I am the Junior Champion in GS, I had worked all season for this and the medal gleamed with it.
Oh to see the sights! We were lucky enough to have time to sight-see in Old Quebec City and a team-mate and I decided to walk up 18 flights of stairs to get a photo of the vast, icy river. Here was the outcome..