Saturday, 16 February 2013

My camera's holiday



One of my excuses for the lack of posts recently has been my camera going on holiday without me on a father-daughter skiing holiday to Austria.  Out of solidarity with our son, who was back at university, I elected not to go with them.  That skiing is possibly my least favourite activity - I would rather go to the dentist - was also a factor.  Although I am quite tempted by snow-shoeing, so perhaps next time.

Above, daughter helmeted and goggled and balaclava-ed.  Below, the view from the top, and then the view from the cable car.
 



A day's break from skiing was thought advisable, so the narrow streets of Innsbruck were visited, and much coffee and cake enjoyed.
 


Now that I have my camera back, I do have some Scottish snow to show you - more soon.

23 comments:

  1. How lovely, a camera on holiday! :-)
    (Please don't tell my camera!)

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    1. They have a life of their own, don't they?

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  2. Wow! Looks like your camera had a great time! (I really like cross-country skiing, but not downhill.)

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    1. I think it was glad to come back to milder Scottish temperatures - they had some pretty cold days.

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  3. What an impressive ski hill! We have some hills here in Quebec, but nothing like that one!

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    1. I'm not sure which actual hill this is, but it's in the Alps. They picked a village with a handy glacier nearby so as to be sure of snow.

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  4. When I saw that first shot...I thought you all were here in Mammoth Lakes!!!
    Your camera took some beautiful shots..you've trained it well!!!

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    1. It's my husband's dream to experience the wonderful skiing in the US. One day!

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  5. Merisi stole my comment. She totally owes me a photo of an absinthe in situ, which I've been trying to get her to take for YEARS now. 8-)

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    1. A competitive business, commenting! Perhaps your wish will be granted soon.

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  6. That's my kind of scenery - there's no place I'd rather be than in the mountains.

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    1. That comes across in your blog, Al - mountain happiness.

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  7. That's my kind of vacation - I'd love to ski in Austria someday! How nice of your camera to share it's vacation photos with you.

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  8. I'm sure you'd find it interesting to compare Austrian snow with your own beloved powder, Linda!

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  9. Skiing is not for me, but I would have love to visit the town!

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    1. I agree! They had a good visit to Innsbruck - the interior of the cathedral is gorgeous.

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  10. Spectacular shots and how nice for them to have a father/daughter trip. I'm sure it will be remembered for a long time.

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    1. I think they both looked after each other in their own ways!

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  11. We have missed you! I love to ski but have not done so in years! I hope to again, though.
    The pictures from your camera are beautiful! Looking forward to scenes of Scotland!

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  12. Linda, beautiful! Don't feel bad--I've been absent from my blog(s), too, for different reasons. If you had to take a break, this was an excellent break to take!

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  13. I truly loved all the pictures, but I have to tell you that first picture just bowled me over. (Is that phrase used in Scotland)?

    It made me really want to see Austria. We almost made it there. Our daughter, Jayne, served an 18 month mission there for our church and when she was released we had planned to join her and have her guide us through Europe. She spoke fluid German and had been all over Europe with her sister when she was just 16 and her sister was 18!! Now that they are adults, they tell me that they cannot believe I let them travel the whole summer through Europe as they would NEVER let their children do that at such a young age!! I totally trusted them though and they did well. I was truly upset though when they told me (after they returned home) that they went to Morocco too!! I wish that they had been photographers then............

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  14. I hope your camera had a nice time. I am with those of you who would visit the town before the slopes. I have tried skiing a couple of times and I have yet to be convinced that I am much good at it. However, Innsbruck looks lovely and shopping and cups of tea are much more my style.

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  15. Stunning pics. I've only been skiing once and that was many years ago at school. My two quite fancy snow boarding - although girls at work tried it a few weeks ago and they are still in agony! What's snow shoeing - never heard of that. I quite like the sound of apres-ski that people tell me about :)

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