Life In A Bubble

Life in a bubble, sometimes that refers to my head and my dreams and daydreaming. Here in winter wonderland bubble is the affectionate name for the TeleCabine.

When skiing I sometimes use them to go back to the village, a case of tired ski legs. At the moment with the wonky arm its a way for me to go up the mountain, for a better view, another coffee, and maybe catch up with the skiiers.

But it’s the journey down I love. So of course out comes the pocket digital. Snap, snap, snap. Sometimes it is snowing and the visibility is poor, other days just plain cold and on others bright blue sky and sunshine.

Are you ready for your trip down the mountain? In we get, settle yourself down.

Hold on now, out into the light we go.

You can hear the clanking and the whirring of the machinery.

There we are out and about, up on high.

On a different day, it’s all blue clouds and sunshine.

Through the trees we go

Look at the view across the valley!

Watching the other bubbles pass us by.

Wheeeeeee!And out into the open.

Underneath another tower, connecting, connecting we go.

Nearly there now, we can see the village. Time to get ready to go.

When my arm is stronger I’ll take the big boy camera and decent lens. In the meantime, I hoped you enjoyed your trip down the mountain 🙂

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31 comments

    • Oh I have friends who are the same as you. I remember the 1st time I went in one, and it is an odd feeling, but when you use them a few times you get used to it. Hope you’re having a great day 🙂

  • Simply beautiful there! I somehow missed your post about what happened to your arm… one would assume it is skiing related? Rutheh above mentioned your sponsoring her Cardboard Ruth on your ski vacation. I have to laugh because my friend from California brought along “Flat Christella” her friend’s cardboard self, when she came to visit last October. We had a blast taking precarious and humorous photos of FC all over N. Alabama. (This is not an endorsement for your taking on any such endeavor. I was just surprised that there were others doing this. 😉 ) ~ L

    • yes it was ski related, the downside of skiing!
      And your Flat Christella sounds a hoot! It’s not something I’ve thought about before now, but now I’ve been educated in it, I want to play! Just think of all the possibilities 🙂

  • As a huge vertigo sufferer I think I´d still have to overcome the fear and do the trip! I enjoyed this trip though to “ease me in” gently!

  • Yes, this brings back memories of several different places of spectacular scenery, reached via their various lifts and trams and such. Exhilarating (and in a good way, if you don’t happen to have an inner ear infection or a terror of heights) and giving views you can scarcely get any other way.

    • Oh an ear infection AND a fear of heights. Not a great combination 🙂
      I’ve come to realise (I’m a slow learner in many ways!) that the point of skiing is to get the views, the higher you go the more you see and the more you feel like you are a speck in the landscape.

  • So glad to see you are having fun while your arm heals! Just love the snow photos, so stunningly different than coastal California. We just now are beginning to get a bit of rain, after a streak of sunshine.

    • I’m having to get inventive Deb, hopefully next week I’ll be able to go out walking on some of the trails around here, get of the beaten track so to speak. But I have to say – I miss my sea views.

  • I dunno, Claire. Although I loved this trip with you, I think, for me, it is best left in the realm of the vicarious — unless you don’t mind sharing a chair with a blubbering fool calling for his Mommy. Having said that, I would love to see those fir trees, from above, just after a fresh snowfall. Must be quite beautiful!

    • Just think of the Vin Chaud when you get up high as your reward. Of course you would have to have another before you got in for the descent 🙂
      But you have picked up on something there – the view of the trees with snow and frost, it’s very calming, and stilling.

  • I went back and ran that through really fast and WOO HOO, what a ride, i love that your stories written or pictorial are all In The Minute! it is a gift.. c

    • I was wondering whether or not to put it into a slideshow. I might try that another day, with a wide angle lens – could be fun to get an “owl’s view”. The thing you don’t get on the photos is me humming the James Bond theme music. Maybe that can wait 🙂

  • I am not a skier. I did try it once and decided it wasn’t for me but I did love the mountain scenery in the resort where I was staying so I enjoyed the trip in the bubble (via your images) down the mountain.

  • I have always wanted to ride in one of those…the open chair lifts I’ve been in before make me nervous!
    No skiing for me anymore, but I can still enjoy your trip!

  • OMG. You wouldn’t get me doing that even if my life depended on it! I used to go out with a skiing instructor and he never persuaded me to take to the piste!

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