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Snow.

2°C, heavy snow overnight. One year ago, was filled with excitement about my cyclocross bike. It was ready for collection and I couldn’t bear the wait. One thing that I didn’t get to do was ride in the snow. There … Continue reading

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Boots on the ground.

-1°C, Clear sky, snow on the ground. Work: we are taking a whole yeargroup to the park for DofE training. The cold will be a problem for some. Some kids were well equipped, walking boots, a hat and decent coat. … Continue reading

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Molwynian snow crossing.

-3 to +9, clear blue. Crossed the ridge from south to North. Walked for 8½ hours with a few breaks not counting photo stops. Most of it was on snow. A new experience for me, the technique seems to be … Continue reading

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Gwynant morning.

-3°C, clear, calm. Coldest morning that I have ever woken to in a tent. The water bladder is a slush-puppy inside and the tap is frozen. I cleared it but it’s glazed over again now. However, it’s a dazzling beautiful … Continue reading

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Stucked this time.

-2°C, heavy snow. It stuck overnight, we certainly did not expect this much. Yesterday we hoped for a snow day but got slush. Today, the third day of spring, it’s proper snow, about 3 inches deep. Easterly wind is lifting … Continue reading

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Winter marches on.

4°C, grey, Drawing on: snow forecast for tomorrow, winter is stubborn this year. Yes, we have been spoilt by a string of early springs. Nearly Easter, but the magnolia is nowhere near in bloom. Temperatures have topped 4°C over this … Continue reading

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Oh snow.

2C, light snow, heavy north-easterly, A thread of snowy weather hangs over us. We have been warned of severe wind-chill, but its slippery surfaces that worry me. Why? Because I have the fizzy legs. There are persistent thoughts of mountains … Continue reading

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Roof shedding.

1°C, dry cold. Top temperature was 1°C today, mostly, surfaces were dry but ice was slow to melt. I rode in today with little to worry about, bar one thing. Many drivers don’t clear the snow heaped up on their … Continue reading

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Worst drive home.

-3°C, heavy snow. That was the worst drive home I can remember. It took one whole hour to do the first mile. There was almost grid-lock in all the built up areas because of this snow. I could see gritting … Continue reading

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Looming snow.

-2°C. Snow soon. A cold week with a front that wants to push it away as much as we all do. There will be snow, but probably not enough to close work I think. There are many hopeful souls out … Continue reading

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