Trip Start Apr 02, 2008
19Trip End May 20, 2008
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Our hotel in Whistle ris brilliant. It's central, reasonably priced, we have a hotub in the room, a gas fire and a balcony. Our favourite bit is the kitchenette which means we've been able to cook and eat in, going out for dinner every night gets a bit dull. Whistler is a really laid back place so we've really relaxed here, it's been a nice slow part of the trip, spent lots of time just chilling out in the room. There's a snow/music festival on here at the moment but we've done our best to avoid most of it. It's a lot of dodgy rappers and not really our thing but it adds to the relaxed atmosphere and we got some free stuff out of it!
However, yesterday we did go Ziptreking! We did 5 ziplines between the two big mountains here. Ziplines are basically big flying foxes, they were much higher and longer though. The longest was 1100 feet - which is as long as the eiffel tower is tall! Mhairi of course spent a lot of time freaking out but managed really well, did them all and actually enjoyed it after the first couple. It's just a matter of going for it and after the first second or two it's actually great fun and the views are great. Scott took it all in his stride and enjoyed it all. It was a great experience and we're glad we did it. The company are also really ecofriendly and carbon neutral so they were trying to push the eco-awareness in the group which was good to see.
Today we went snowmobiling, we both drove out own snowmobiles. It was great fun and another random thing neither of us had ever done before. We had about 2 hours on some fairly wide, but very scenic routes and managed to get to a reasonable speed. It was awesome.
We've really liked relaxing our pace in Whistler. It's going to get busier again in Vancouver tomorrow!