November Haiku

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Enroute to the Victorian Alps – Falls Creek, Vic Australia

Bright>Mt Beauty>Bogong Village>Falls Creek

Despite the lush greens and forestry surroundings, Victoria has a wonderful spot for skiing – indeed an alpine treasure.

My brother and few of our friends went off for a ski adventure at Falls Creek, Victoria.  But the adventure didn’t begin at the destination, rather it is all about the journey.

We couldn’t resist to stop over in Victoria’s mesmerizing towns and beautiful scenery – Bright Village, Mt. Beauty and Bogong Village.

FUN SKIING

One should not expect to conquer the slopes specially for a first timer like me.  The gentleman in the shop said “HAVE FUN – FORGET SAFETY, JUST HAVE FUN”.  Clearly skiing takes risk, guts and a whole lot of energy.

I was thinking of a cold crisp clean air and the shining sun but snow falls heavy while we were at the mountain.  First time to be in that kind of weather.

The resort was amazing.  It had the longest beginner terrain (Wombats Ramble) in Australia with 2.2km trail.  However, i have to skip taking this since my ski training was not polished enough to take the plunge.

Skiing is a great aerobic exercise.

The ski trip had me philosophical for a minute or two.  Every time I fall, there is no way but to get up.  It is like life – it is not how many times you fall but how many times you get back up.  Falling is part of the fun.

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Ski Lesson with the Aussie-German instructor

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Arrival at Falls Creek

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stopped over for a taste of bright brewery

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passed by a stag/deer park

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creek over at Bright Village

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after an exhausting ski lesson

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getting ready

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view of the alps while en route to Falls Creek

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fun feeding the stag

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Bright Village creekside

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a stroll on Bright Village

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yet another creek side