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目前紐芬蘭的天氣還是很冷,

常常會飄雪,積厚厚的一層雪,

一定要體驗一下蓋雪屋!!

 

The weather is still very cold in Newfoundland.

Snow a lot here. 

Cover with deep snow everywhere.

I have a good experience with building a snow fort!

 

 

//此篇為加拿大紐芬蘭大學交換學生日記//

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從學校走 pipeline trails 到某個公園,

還蠻近的,大約10~15分鐘左右的路程。

We went to a park which is near by Grenfell campus through pipeline trails.

It took about 10 ~ 15 mins to get there.

 

 

剷雪之前,有些需要注意的地方:

Before you start to shovel snow, there are some tips:

 

 

 

我們帶了兩把大鏟子,

最好要選那種符合人體工程學可彎曲或是可調節手柄的鏟子,

這樣也可以防止自己在剷雪時受傷。

Choose the right shovel with an ergonomically curved or adjustable handle.

It will help keep you from injuring yourself.

 

 

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如果是容易肌肉拉傷的人最好暖身一下。

Take about 10 minutes to warm up and stretch your muscles before you begin shoveling snow.

 

 

找一塊積最多雪的地方,

就可以開始剷雪集中在一個區域裡。

Find a good snowdrift or a place which is covered with deep snow.
Try to push snow when you shovel the snow instead of lifting it.

 

 

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剷雪還蠻費力了,

需要用到腰力、臂力、腿力,

如果是拿圖中黑色那把鏟子,

大概剷個10次,女生就沒力了。

It took a lot of strength to shoveling snow which was not an easy work.

We lost our energy after shoveling back and forth about ten times.

 

 

剷雪時,肩與腳同寬,

將重心放在臀部,再用腿的力量將雪抬起來,

腿會酸是正常的,代表你剷雪的動作比較正確。

Keep your hips and shoulders square.

Squat by bending your knees to get lower, and use your leg muscles, rather than your back, to lift.

If your legs are tired, you are doing it right.

 

 

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拿鏟子時,一隻手握住靠近剷片的地方(上圖左手),另一隻手放在手柄上(上圖右手)。

Keep one hand as close to the blade as comfortably possible, while placing the other hand on the handle.

 

 

在剷雪的時候,站的方向要朝向拋雪的方向,

這樣才不會腰部一直轉來轉去浪費體力。

Step in the direction that you want the snow to go to.

Keep your feet facing where you are throwing.

 

 

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把雪推積成一個小山丘,

高度大約到胸口處就可以準備下一個動作了。

The snowdrift was already done.

 

 

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因為剷過的雪會變的蓬鬆,

所以我們要用手和鏟子用力的壓縮雪堆。

The snow became loose when we shoveled it. 

As a result, we used our hands and snow shovels to make sure the snow was dense.

 

 

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把裡面的空氣壓出來,

雪堆越結實就越堅固。

The more dense snowdrift was, the more stable it was.

 

 

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這個步驟是最最最重要的,

雪堆越堅固,

挖洞時才不會造成雪塌陷而被埋在雪堆裡。

It was the most important thing to make sure the snowdrift was dense due to the safety.

 

 

被埋在雪堆裡是有危險性的,

很容易缺氧或是失溫,

所以一定要揪團蓋雪屋,

不要自己一個人就跑去蓋雪屋了。

It is dangerous if you are buried in the snow during burrow the way into the snowdrift such as hypoxia and loss of temperature.

 

 

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最後確認時,

我們會把身體躺在雪堆上,

確認雪堆是結實緊密的,

沒有鬆軟或是凹陷的情形,

確認完畢就可以準備開始挖囉!

We tested the snow by lying on the snowdrift with our bodies.

If it sticks, the snow is prime for building.

 

 

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不論何時,只要是玩雪,

手套一定要戴防水的,

不然就會像下圖一樣,

整個手套上面都沾滿了雪。

Better wear waterproof gloves.

 

 

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這種情況下,手很容易凍傷,

所以我朋友最後都把手套脫掉,

因為手套整個變冰的。

Otherwise, hands are easily frostbitten in the snow just like my friend.

 

 

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Minguel先挖出一個入口,再慢慢的把雪從裡面挖出來,

其他人就在洞口把Minguel從洞裡面挖出來多餘的雪鏟掉。

Minguel made an entrance and cleared out a room from the inside with hands and the small shovel.

Other people removed the extra snow to another place.

 

 

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整個過程大約要一個半小時到兩個小時。

Building snow fort took about one and half to two hours. 

 

 

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雖然雪屋看起來很小,

但可以容納整整4個人歐!

Though the snow fort was too narrow to accommodate all of us, it can accommodate 4 people.

 

 

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6個人也是擠得進去啦,

但就會有2個人的腳在雪屋外面。

Well... the snow fort was absolutely packed solid with six people. 

Two of our legs were out of the snow fort.

 

 

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蓋雪屋成就達成!!

Nailed it!!

 

 

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蓋好雪屋後,

照幾張相片我們就跑去小溪流看鴨子了。

We took some photos and went to see the ducks after building the snow fort.

 

 

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(下圖這張照片上下移動時,感覺照片在動!)

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外國的鳥類動物其實都不太會害怕人類,

也許是因為外國人都不會刻意靠近牠們。

I think wild birds in foreign country are not scared of human.

Perhaps foreigners do not approach wild birds on purpose.

 

 

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我覺得蓋雪屋體驗還蠻好玩的,

而且台灣體驗不到這種蓋雪屋和剷雪的機會,

建議大家有機會去有雪的國度的話,

一定要停下腳步好好享受一下玩雪的樂趣!

 

 

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那就分享到這裡囉~

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