The start of this week was Australia day, The day were Australians celebrate the landing of the British in Port Jackson (modern day Sydney Harbour) on the 26th of January 1788. The first one I have celebrated outside Australia. Celebrating Australia day in the deep snow rather than burning sun was quite the change. I still celebrated it in true Australian style: Flag on my shoulders as a cape.
The 26th was also school day, the day where one of the local schools came down on the train for a day of activities in Kandersteg. I ran Snow-Shoeing in the morning and sledding in the evening. Others ran Curling, Ice Staking, Snow-Shoeing, Sledding and many more activities.
For the next couple of days the forecast says lots of snow, which is both a blessing and a curse. There is more snow around that makes everything look beautiful and pristine. But the snow is building up as fast as we can clear it, so keeping the paths clear and safe is becoming a challenge.
All in all my time in Kandersteg has been a lot of fun so far, but I'm a very long way from home.