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Day 6: More snowshoeing in the woods

I hadn't fancied joining Tim and Alfie at the huskies today, not being a huge fan of dogs. That meant I had to find something else to do instead. I decided to opt for snowshoeing, and re-do the trail which we had all done together on Sunday.

It had been snowing all through the night and so as I left the apartment behind and made my way towards the woods, the ground was covered in fresh snow.

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When I got to the point where the path began, I could see that a machine had been along to flatten the snow down a bit, making it easier to walk on, but it still seemed a lot deeper than on Sunday.

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Time to put snowshoes on!

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I set off on the path through the trees

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It was very cloudy today so the colours in the sky weren't as impressive as they have been on other days, but it was still really lovely.

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The trees seemed even more laden down with snow than they had earlier in the week.

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We've been told before that they bounce back once the snow melts, but it looked like it was going to be harder for some than for others.

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Some looked like they were never going to bounce back at all!

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I had a go at taking a selfie with snowy trees, but it wasn't terribly successful :D 

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I could actually have spent all day taking photos of trees :) 

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Some of them were really huge...

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...while others were barely poking up through the snow.

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By this point I felt like I must be getting close to the cafe.

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Sure enough, I soon got confirmation that I was getting to the icy part of the walk.

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I figured if I'd got across the ice once, I could do it again :) 

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I managed it without any problems and was soon back on the snow.

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I passed the cafe without going in; it was starting to snow again, so I thought it seemed best to press on.

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The most exciting thing about the next bit of the path was that I was the first person to walk on the fresh snow :) 

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It was such a beautiful walk.

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The path led past a stream, which wasn't completely frozen...

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...and then under some more bent-over trees.

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I had another go at a selfie here :) 

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Then I got to the downhill slope part of the walk. This actually seemed easier today, with more snow to dig the snowshoes into.

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After that, it was back up through the valley of trees...

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...and back to the road.

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You can't really tell from the photos, but at this point there was a minor blizzard, with lots of snow falling and a rather strong wind. By the time I eventually got back to the apartment, I was rather cold :D 

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It was a great walk though and wonderful to walk in the fresh snow :) 

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