Ringing the Changes?

Too icy for cycling?

Too icy for cycling?

Like a lot of the time recently it’s been hovering around 0ºC, so off for a walk together. I think the road up proved it.

Hi coos

Hi coos

Passed the Highland Coos on the way, they didn’t respond much to my cheery hello though. Good coats for this time of year too.

The Distant Hills

The Distant Hills

After a stroll round the wee partially frozen lake it was off to the delightful cafe for lunch, on the way back I spotted the snow on the nearby hills – so the afternoon was decided on. A wee ski trip beckoned.

Looking back

Looking back

A bit later on I had skinned up the hills, a bit dubious how the descent would be as the snow cover seemed quite thin. So . . . . .

About to strip the skins

About to strip the skins

Stopped to take the skins off for the descent and aimed for the whiter bits.

Just enough snow

Just enough snow

Despite misgivings the ski down proved delightful, with a soft powder on a harder base. It was great for doing my first telemark turns of the season. Not a long ski, but a great way to end the afternoon as it got dark.

A Quick Ski

A Quick Ski

The next day it was on the bike again, then I planned a rest. However a pal emailed so it was out again on the bike. A beautiful day with views way up to the snowy Southern Cairngorms. Then a day off and a trip to the cinema. And tomorrow – looks like the snow may be calling again?

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16 thoughts on “Ringing the Changes?

  1. Morroi

    Just found your blog. Are you in Fife? If so maybe we can hook up next time I visit the in-laws. We seem to have a lot in common (including a white beard) and I’ve got no outdoorsy connections in this part of the world when I’m visiting (which is a shame seeing the possibilities!).

    Cheers!

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