The snow never stopped yesterday. Literally. The birds constantly made it clear that they needed fed. A 3-4 hour power cut rounded off the evening.
There was respite today so we took ourselves out across local tracks stopping for a pleasant half hour's chat with a local man who, having spent over thirty years with the Forestry Commission, was now a volunteer warden and speaker with the Woodland Trust. The Trust owns an important area of the Glen Devon side of the Ochils, thus protecting it from the march of wind turbines. We really ought to be members.
|The wall has vanished|
|The Ochils would have been skiable for most of their 28 miles|
Still, the thaw allowed me to get the top-box off the 'van - but horror! I'd forgotten to take the Golite Quests out and mine is now covered in mould.
Strong winds caused another power cut last night and I wouldn't be at all surprised if another follows today.