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Slopes Day

Skiing and feeling very slow...

sunny -1 °C

Today was our day on the (almost) slopes here in Zakopane. After breakfast we walked about 2 km to the winter sports park - COS OPO. Officially its the Centralny Oszrodek Sportu - Olympic Preparation Centre. There's a large residence and athletes from all over Poland and beyond come to train in various winter sports - there's a large speed skating oval, ski jumps and a cross-country ski track.
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a Glorious morning!

It was fun watching the young people whiz around the skating oval or run on the track but impressive for our little group were the skiers. Our lovely guide Tomi is an instructor with a tonne of patience and he helped us with some of the cross country techniques. I skied when I was in high school but never learned half of the stuff I did today. I just went out with family or friends on the skidoo trails around Listowel. It was a beautiful, sunshiny day too - we were so lucky!fullsizeoutput_d10.jpeg
Darlene
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Amanda & David
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and me!

Marshmallow snow on the tables - the ski jump hill in the back!
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After lunch, we had a free afternoon and I went back into the market area to buy a few things for Christmas gifts.
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Then back to the hotel to enjoy a sauna to loosen up those tight muscles - Phew!

We're having a dinner at a very popular local restaurant with musicians - should be fun!
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Yep - a big open fireplace in the middle!
SO...adding a little here - Dinner was lovely. A nice band of local musicians playing & singing traditional Goral songs. 2 violins, accordion & a big bass. Talented guys.
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Funny how they had their groupies too!!!
As a table, we shared a 'meat platter' didn't notice that it included potatoes, pickles, sauerkraut & tomatoes so we also ordered some side salads.
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Whoa what was originally for 3 people more than fed 4!
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It was a fun nite.

Posted by otisandma 09:23 Archived in Poland Tagged skiing not sunshine athletes cross-country Comments (0)

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