Author Topic: It's snowing!  (Read 330201 times)

Kim

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5325 on: February 02, 2019, 09:51:36 pm »
Looking at it again there's another set of footprints on the left, in the middle distance, as well as the ones beyond the undergrowth.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5326 on: February 02, 2019, 09:57:14 pm »
Iddu was pushing his bike through the snow for reasons already explained. But that isn't Iddu's bike. Someone else had already had the same idea but given up and walked home, leaving their bike jammed upright in the snow. Iddu found it and took a photo.
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Jaded

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5327 on: February 02, 2019, 10:00:54 pm »
Regardless of all that, I've just been standing on the balcony bollock naked, a la Wowbagger.

It is cold but nothing like as cold as it is invigorating.

No photos.
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Kim

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5328 on: February 02, 2019, 10:04:12 pm »
Regardless of all that, I've just been standing on the balcony bollock naked, a la Wowbagger.

It is cold but nothing like as cold as it is invigorating.

No photos.

This adds credibility to the invisible man hypothesis.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5329 on: February 03, 2019, 08:20:04 am »
A balmy -7°C in Swindon right now.
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Pingu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5330 on: February 03, 2019, 12:19:51 pm »
A bit more today.


IMG_2468_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5331 on: February 03, 2019, 05:04:03 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?

Having looked at the image full-size in a new tab, there is something in the shadow of the bank, level with where the trail of footprints stops, which might indicate disturbed snow.

So my hypothesis is that iddu simply took a shorter route off the trail to get where he took the photographs.

Now I eagerly await a post from iddu saying I'm wrong as well.  ;D

Nope - spot on...by fortune they’re indeed hidden in the shadow...
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5332 on: February 03, 2019, 05:13:59 pm »


Mine, all mine...



pwned. Couldn't even get it rolling downhill ::-)
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ElyDave

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5333 on: February 03, 2019, 05:20:35 pm »
A bit more today.


IMG_2468_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

I'm heading up there tomorrow, staying in Kingswells, shoudl be fun as it all melts next week
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Feanor

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5334 on: February 03, 2019, 06:29:12 pm »
Headed up to Birse Castle, which I'd never even heard of till this week, to do a hill run route which starts from there.

The castle is at the end of a very long and winding road, and the last couple of miles were in deep snow which had no existing tracks on it.  Perhaps the fact that I needed 4WD with diffs locked to get to the starting point should have served as a warning.  The castle is rather magnificent, and has clearly been restored recently.  It appears to be unoccupied at this time of year.

Set off running, and the track, such as it was, disappeared into deep snowdrifts within a k. Navigation was becoming difficult, and running impossible.

Aborted, and did a more accessible 10k up Clachnaben instead.
Well-trodden tourist path made navigation possible, but even that became a wade through deep drifts near the summit!
Beautiful winter mountain conditions, but a bit marginal for hill running :-)


iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5335 on: February 03, 2019, 11:23:06 pm »


Mine, all mine...



pwned. Couldn't even get it rolling downhill ::-)
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Aliens.  I forgot the tinfoil Tricorne ;)
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5336 on: March 10, 2019, 07:57:47 am »
White over south of Chester, but very soggy and melting rapidly.  Can't see the Berwyns, covered in clag.  Wonder how my wife's seedlings are doing in the greenhouse?

mcshroom

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5337 on: March 10, 2019, 09:55:32 am »
Bit of a surprise this morning: -


As I'm pretty much on the coast it's a bit of a surprise. I'll have a look at the webcams in land before trying my planned ride up to Carlisle this afternoon.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5338 on: March 11, 2019, 05:29:24 pm »
Flew back from Munich to Manchester last night, everything delayed because of the wind and our taxi driver opted for M62/M1 over Snake or Woodhead Pass to get us back to Sheffield.

Good decision given the snowy conditions going over the top of Windy Hill

Basil

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5339 on: April 02, 2019, 02:43:05 pm »
Currently snowing in Llandysul.

Oh hang on. It's stopped.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5340 on: April 02, 2019, 09:16:42 pm »
SNO on Burbage Edge

Basil

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5341 on: April 03, 2019, 09:32:23 am »
Crikey!  Woke up this morning to fields, garden, car, trees etc all covered.
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woollypigs

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5342 on: July 01, 2019, 03:38:57 pm »
Just been told that over the weekend it snowed in northern Finland while rest of Europe cooked
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ElyDave

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5343 on: July 01, 2019, 07:23:32 pm »
at least you weren't in Mexico
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5344 on: July 01, 2019, 08:02:33 pm »
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5345 on: July 02, 2019, 01:06:07 pm »
Talking to some USAnians the other day.  Denver had two feet of snow a couple of weeks ago.  Not Normal for June.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5346 on: October 11, 2019, 07:54:48 am »


A month later than usual up there on the hills.