Friday, 15 January 2010
Well, as beautiful as this scene is it is also the track up to Prydale. We have now been snowed in for a month and not even a tractor or digger can get up here. So the school run/shopping trip begins( & ends!) with a 3/4 mile walk through deep( min 3ft) snow to where the vehicles are parked. Not so bad on the way down on a nice day but laden with shopping/animal feed in the dark & freezing wind on the way uphill...it is starting to become more than a little tedious! We are still ok for heating oil etc but we really could do with a thaw. Looks like it's raining elsewhere but guess what...it's falling as snow up here!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
getting a tanker here until there is a thaw! Meanwhile we are homesschooling the kids, living off what we have in store from the summer/what is in the freezer etc. Goodness knows how they survived up here years ago.
This image is of a 6Ft wall! It is amazing how the wind/snow interacts with the landscape and whilst it is very hard going in many ways at the moment it is one of the most beautiful times of year...especially on a sunny day........more to follow