From my windowed perch and feeling a bit like a dehydrated L B Jefferies without the interesting plot twists, I tried to make the most of the next few days. It's a bit boring when you can't really sleep, eat or go anywhere. I ventured out occasionally but spent most of the time attempting to recover, watching an endless stream of B-grades on The Movie Channel. Until, that is, the snow became even heavier and the reception died :O
In normal circumstances bad weather on the mountains can be a good time to be out snowboarding if you have good gear and don't mind the discomfort, because there are fewer people on the slopes. With the food poisoning situation there was no chance of doing anything physical though.
Having not eaten much of anything for a few days and with things not improving I decided to visit the on-mountain doctor who confirmed the food poisoning and prescribed a random brand of loperamide to try to get things back to normal. Unfortunately he discovered they had no anti-nausea pills in stock but what he did give me helped immensely.
I managed to get out for one last set of trails and then had to call it quits.
As an aside: it's now been about a month and a half since I sent my camera away to be repaired following the snowgrooming incident and I'm hoping it will finally be returned this week. Meanwhile, I decided it's time to upgrade. I've placed an order for a new Nikon D300 but it may be a little while before I get my hands on it as they've only just started appearing in selected Australian stores. Additionally I've upgraded my 80-200 f/2.8 lens with a newer 70-200 f/2.8 which features vibration reduction and a faster focusing system. I don't have a camera body to try it on though, so I'll just have to stare at it and drool.