Friday, 30 January 2015


Moving away from pictures of the Algarve, we were rather back to earth with a bump this morning as we walked through Shipley Park in the snow.
Despite appearances, it didn't feel as cold as it looks in the pictures.  The bitter wind which had dogged us in recent days, had dropped this morning and a bit of a thaw had set in. The only down-side to this was that the snow and ice adorning the branches dropped on our heads and down our necks as we walked past.

Looking ahead to Shipley Hill, the trees up there were still laden with snow.
When we got up the hill, it became clear that there had been a lot more snow up there than we'd had nearer home.
All quite different from Portugal, but in my opinion no less beautiful (although Malcolm would probably disagree.)
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