Monday, 24 February 2014

Independence Day

Today marks the 96th anniversary of Estonian Independence; we train hard all year for this day when snowshoes get strapped on, poles are planted, and the march up the mountains begins. Once there, we let fly with the national anthem, voices carried away by the wind today. I brought my trumpet-- I had been practicing for a few weeks-- but it was surprisingly brisk on top, and the valves were sticking too much for any success.
From a balmy and sheltered 0 degree beginning...

... to an exposed...

... snowy...

...cold...

... and blustery ascent.
I'd post a short movie but I can't figure out how to get it from my phone to the computer.
Head Vabariigi Aastapaeva!

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