So, the season is coming to an end. The snow is melting, the days are hot and the french start incredibly noisy work at 6.30am!!! Who washes the streets with jet washers at that time of morning!
Work is now winding down, the workshop is cleaned and vans are scrubbed and polished, This marks the end of winter. And what a winter it has been! To many adventures to remember, great friends and great cheese.
I leanred a new German word the other day, 'Fernweh'. The translation into english is
'to be homesick for a place you have never been to'
Its such an inspirational way to describe what its like too travel, and in a way it can be applied to Chasing Winter. It describes the excitement you feel choosing a new adventure or a new place to visit.
Most people are heading off to their new adventures this week, i will be sticking around Bourg St Maurice for a mini break before heading back to the Isle of Wight for a few weeks and then onto New Zealand.
Ive really grown to love Bourg, and now everything is turning green you can really see why summer here is so enthusiastically talked about.
For me, NZ brings another opportunity that i have to take. Its seems that in the snowsports industry opportunities are hard to come by, so when they do you take them. It also means i get to go back to that amazing country and stay in the snowy mountains. I plan on really pushing my riding and training for more competitions for next European winter.
My Kiwi friends i live with now are also heading back to Wanaka which is sweet. Before hand though, they are embarking on a big adventure through Europe......on bikes they bought for €150 from Decathlon....check out their blog Spokes & Scroggin and give them as much support as possible!
So I'm going to carry on sticking my fingers up to the 'normal' route through life......that mortgage can stay away for now. Ive got new people to meet and new challenges to attempt.