Mt Buffalo Horn Road Saturday- definitely skiable.SDS is reaching chronic levels here in NE Melb. :-0 ,
but it is good to see Mt. Buffalo with some good snow and they now have two snow cameras working at last. I hope this remains the case in 2021.
Madshus skis. Noice. You lucky barst*rd. I love XC skiing at Mt. Buffalo. The scenery, the vibe, the low cost etc.Mt Buffalo Horn Road Saturday- definitely skiable.
How fortunate to drive all along the highway and arrive at Smiggin Holes around 10pm Thursday 24 Sept. Friday was splendid. No skiing....just being there and doing stuff. Our mate owns a lodge and it is somewhat a second home to us in ways. When things are good, it is important to appreciate them as they happen. None of this realising how good it was after the event / when it was gone. We helped some children work out some skiing - all first time and for a couple their first snow time. They had a ball. Back at the lodge it was jamming and singing and a friends / family type atmosphere with awesome snowfall. Yes, even when the wind blows, howls, and wails around the well beaten boards of the lodge, when it rattles the window just above your head at night, and when even if the window is closed, in places snow in tiny crystals still seems to find a way inside. Crank up the heat, put another log in the fire, wine, cheese, quince past...platters, chess, jamming music (guitars, drums, percussion), singing along... Late in the season times like last weekend's snowfall come into their own with no actual guests at the lodge, but a mix of friends, family, workers and their family.
A walk around Smiggs, a walk along Link Road as a cross country skier heads out on a crisp spring day with sun showers of snow crystals blown here and there and then cast upon the blustery vortex of a wind gust. A stillness too, and a sense of silence so under valued in our modern crazy world. In the elements entirely happy. Squeaking snow deep enough to go to your knees. Tree branches traced with thick lines seemingly at their maximum capacity before having to let go from too much snow. Crows...phark....ark!
Bacon and eggs (sorry vegetarians)...try the Stubbs bourbon hickory smoked bbq sauce. Coffee machines drawing sleepy heads nearer after a two am finish. Watching the snow as per the video below as your friend who has recorded / sold music, gently plays a stirring soulful tune on acoustic guitar and with soft voice. Watching this view, such moments stir deep. This slow motion video goes for 2'48" - I was captivated and unfortunately the phone camera and youtube do not do the actual time justice. For those who do enjoy.