Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Looking West from Colin Top
I had to go into the town yesterday afternoon and as we had sleety rain all morning I hadn't done much except footer around in the garage. As I left the village I glanced in the rear view mirror and noticed snow on the hills, a closer look and I asked my wife if she had her mobile phone with her. She got the picture immediately and asked if I was phoning in to work to book the next day off (Should have been starting my shift on Wednesday) Less than 2 miles after leaving the house the job was done and the die cast.
I decided to take my old Telemark skis in the off chance that there would be sufficient snow, not entirely a wise decision as I haven't skied in over 10 years and I wasn't all that good anyway. Set off this morning and was on the approach through the forest by 10.00am but as sods law would have it the snow cover was thin and icy!!. I ended up carrying them most of the time as any attempt at downhill running resulted in being forced to adopt the 'Luge Style'. They came in handy on the uphills though once I put the skins on so it wasn't a total waste of effort. Seems that there were 2 temperature ranges today, too warm and too cold but a good day all in all. I used the Minibull GWK again and it works well.
I invented a lightweight compact teaspoon last night too, searching for a plastic teaspoon at 1.00am I could only find a double ended medicine spoon. I cut a slit across the small end and it now clips/slips onto the handle of my GSI long spoon. It isn't robust enough for anything other than spooning coffee/sugar/etc and stirring but thats all I need it for anyway so I'm happy enough with the result. I've included a pic for clarity.
I think this about sums it up though. ;-)