North 67 deg 44’ East 24 deg 05’

21Feb10

You might have thought that my absence from this page was because I had been called to join the British team in Vancouver.  But, sadly, the phone didn’t ring, so after a long, cold winter we took a short break in the Arctic. There was no sign of rain, dear. It was too cold for that.

The confusing thermometer in the photo is calibrated in minus degrees celsius.

I now know what I look like after spending 6 hours outside at minus 30 degrees C.  It’s not pretty.  Those are the eyes of a man who has been slogging on cross country skis for the last 28 km and realised that the team in Vancouver are better off without him.

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One Response to “North 67 deg 44’ East 24 deg 05’”

  1. 28k cross-country skiing is quite a bit of effort in anyone’s books. Unless your name is Dario Cologna or Marit Bjoergen or course…


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