So there I was, like fish out of water. Thankfully, one of H's friends was kind enough to lend me his waterproof jacket. We rented out sledges there for 45 NOK each (helmet comes free) but H's friends brought their newly purchased sledges along.
|The bimbo me was changing jacket|
|The weather was probably around -10C|
|The sledges were not ours. Ours were more traditional.|
It was hard to control the sledge at first and going at at least 45-55km/h on a descending snowy track made it even harder. I was screaming like a mad woman throughout the 2000 meter course that I thought I was going to lose my voice.
Funny yet dangerous thing happened though. At one of the track's corner, I was losing control of the sledge (tried to steer it to left but it was too late) and plummeted off-track. It was dangerous because if I hadn't close my eyes, they would have been poked by trees twigs lying nearby. But the whole incident was so funny (you should have seen my panicked expression!) that I just had to laugh. This 1 guy stop to help but I was already getting on my feet and having seen I laughed so hard, the fellow laughed with me too. My husband stopped to check (he was behind me by seconds) and we literally rolling on the snow laughing. Man, it was so hilarious!
The video below was not taken by us but I just want to show roughly how it looks like.