Friday, 26 November 2010

dog sledding in the Australian snow

During my recent holiday at Bright, I picked up a brochure advertising sled dog tours in the high country. I hadn't realised this activity is available in Australia. How wonderful it must be to live in such a scenic place, have the fun of winter snow, and also get to keep a pack of huskies. The company is named Australian Sleddog Tours.

I read elsewhere that there is probably a sled dog event somewhere around the country every weekend in winter (not necessarily on snow), for people who want to participate with their own dogs. Now, I'm fairly sure this is a sport that is just made for the dog that Penny believes she is, as she's never happier than tugging us along behind her. But we'll have to live without it, as her long, low body isn't in synch with her 'inner sleddog'.

Australian Sleddog Tours have a range of stock photographs on their site, and the pictures of dogs are just gorgeous.

And another link I just can't resist adding is this one, about sled dog tours in Lapland. The translation into English will have you smiling, but the content is also irresistibly tempting. I think one day I have to get on a plane, sit squashed beside someone for thirty hours, arrive on the other side of the world exhausted, unable to speak the language...

Hmmm - maybe I'll just head upt to Bright and do a tour in my own state.


Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh who would have thought there would be dog sledding here in Oz. D & B have tried it in Canada but never here.

Noah ps Bright is lovely. We often go to Beechworth.

parlance said...

Noah, and friends, I was surprised too when I saw the pictures. I think I'm going to give it a go next year, if I can.

Yeah, Bright sure is a lovely place. I can't remember going to Beechworth. It's time I started to get to know my own country!