Eight Things That Make Winter So Epic
By Sophia Hatzis | Digital Content Producer at Wild Women On Top
Winter has well and truly hit in Australia and at Wild Women, we’re here for it. There are so many magical things about winter. There’s something about the brisk mornings that take your breath away. The snow that cakes the mountains. The air is crisp, the skies are clear, nature is spectacular, and a warm thermos of hot chocolate tastes extra delicious. If you’re feeling a bit flat about the colder weather and the darker mornings, we want to revive your wonder for winter and remind you of eight things that make winter the best time of year for a Wild Woman!
There are few greater pleasures in life than sitting down after a long hike with a piping hot thermos of hot chocolate in your hands.
Whether you’re perched on a clifftop or sitting beside a river, a hot chockie gives every walk a little extra magic. It penetrates your cold and wraps you up like warm, fuzzy blanket.
There’s something about warming your hands by an open, crackling fire. It’s where you congregate on a camping trip with your family and your friends, with marshmallows melting by the hot flames.
The smell of the smoke is earthy and raw. It coats your clothes and gets into your hair. But it’s a reminder of the memories, the laughs, and the conversations you had with your loved ones.
The wind, the water, and the moonlight
Winter means feeling exhilarated with the wind in your hair. It’s going for breath-stealing swims in fresh, frigid water. It’s early sunsets and late nights, exploring by torchlight in the dark. It’s splashing in puddles, and making a mess, knowing there’s a big cleanup but loving every minute of it.
Nature is at its finest
Whether it’s the mountains, the beaches, or the bush, nature looks bloody beautiful in the cooler months. The air has a fresh bite to it. The landscape is bare with an eerie beauty. The mountains are coated with fresh, powdery snow.
It feels like the world is sleeping, bar a few subtle songs from a bird. It’s quiet, and serene, and perfectly peaceful.
The trails are quiet
Trails are more deserted at this time of year, so it’s the perfect time to get out and explore. Tracks that would be jam-packed full of people in the warmer weather, desert the great outdoors for the indoors.
A cup of mulled wine by the campfire after a long day hiking is the perfect end to a perfect day. It’s spicy, and warm, and delicious all at once. It’s happiness in a cup.
Winter is the perfect time to enjoy nourishing, warm, wonderful dishes. From veggie-packed soups, to spicy curries, there are so many delicious dishes to cook that’ll keep you full and warm on the inside.
Playing in the snow
The snow is one of winter’s greatest gifts. It reignites our inner child and gives us all the chance to be young and free again. Making snow angels, starting snowball fights, building snowmen, tobogganing and sledding, skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and walking through the snow.
There’s so much to love about a wonderous winter adventure.
Speaking of adventure, we’ve got some great ones coming up that tickle any Wild Woman’s fancy. Check out what we’ve got in store.