As a kid I used to marvel at the ski jumpers on TV. It looked like the
most dangerous thing and nearest to flying that man could achieve. The courage,
skill and technique needed was unfathomable. So it was nice to get to the
Olympic Park and see it first-hand. No disappointment either. Switzerland’s
Simon Ammann won with two incredible jumps. Unbelievable excitement. Great
photos and atmosphere.
As it was up in the moutains I assumed it would be freezing. Quite the
opposite. Twelve degrees C was almost sauna like. Ended up carrying more than I
wore. Many were in t-shirts and three teenage Canadian girls were even happy to
pose in bikinis for pics.
Got into conversation with Jason and his wife Lindsey. It was the Cayman
Islands logos that did it again. The couple have friends living in Cayman so
know vaguely where it is. Traded my one pin for five with Jason. He was
thrilled. I’ll need a separate suitcase just to carry my newly acquired