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My first snowmobile safari!

After my helmet was fitted, I beamed around at the others in the group before heading outside to cool down whilst I waited for the rest of the group to have their helmets fitted too.

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Once we were all outside our guide Laura called to get our attention and introduced herself and the other guide before taking us over to a row of large red and black snowmobiles. We all listened attentively whilst she showed us the controls and the hand signals we would use on the safari. Once we were all confident and found our snowmobiles we set off in single file, moving through the snowy landscape.

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Snowmobiles, (not skidoos - Skidoo is a brand name!) have skis on the front so they generally want to follow the track of the snowmobile in front and there are no gears to worry about which takes a lot of the ‘over thinking’ out of it. The scenery we passed was spectacular - a snowy wonderland made up of forests, fells and frozen lakes - you couldn't help but think 'gosh how lucky am I to be here and what an absolute thrill it is to be on these machines!'. At certain points, we stopped to take photos of the wonderful scenery and the guides came to see how we were getting on.

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When we eventually stopped at the halfway point everyone was buzzing and chatting and the guide handed out warm juice as we discussed how exhilarating the ride was. The journey home was just as good and eventually, we made it back to where we started. I very reluctantly got off, eagerly working out how I can get my hands on a snowmobile again!

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