Snow Princess Hotel
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Today we didn't do much. Had a leisurely start to the day and then went for a walk in the snow. It was a lot warmer today, only about -10 and lightly snowing.
We had to return our hired trousers etc by 4pm so when we walked back from there it was just in jeans ...
... pair wool socks
Thick pair wool socks
Our thick jackets
Our nice warm dungarees that we rented
Merino scarf and beanie or balaclava
Then when we go on the safari they also give us jumpsuits which go on top of all that so we really do look like the Michelin man, plus big boots and mittens and then a balaclava (or two) and a crash helmet with visor.
... snow so you have to just let them go, slowing for corners. The scenery was just beautiful. The sun was coming up so everything was sparkling in the light. We have to keep kicking ourselves to believe what we are seeing, it is so spectacular. Not sure how long we were actually out there, maybe 30-40 minutes but it was a 10km ride. As a passenger, my feet were getting a bit cold and my hands were cold with the camera ...
... So if you notice any missing words or spelling errors this may be the reason why....
Anyway, after the gondola ride, we then walked around the little village and then out onto a Winter Walking track through the forest. This was quite spectacular walking through so much snow and everything is white and it is so quiet. Sometimes we cross another track and may see cross-country skiers or others ...
... was dessert, a lovely plum cheesecake with berry topping.
We were hoping that Santa might come to the house to hand out the presents under the tree, but it was not to be. Perhaps he didn't have the time to spare because there were so many presents, not only under the tree but sprawling all over the floor around it. Someone else would have to be Santa and it was decided to bring out the scales for a weigh in between David, Ímer and Joonas - David ...