2388Hrs – Snowing Down
Well the snow arrived as predicted and, as is usual for the UK, it’s brought gridlock and chaos around the country. I’m well aware that there will be folks in other parts of the world for whom the arrival of a few inches of snow makes not a jot of difference to daily lives and who will find it laughable, but the fact is that we just aren’t equipped to deal with it in this country. Cars don’t have winter tyres or chains, and in any case most people have no idea how to drive in the snow, local authorities don’t have a sufficient number of gritters or ploughs and so everything grinds to a halt.
I was determined to at least get another plank layer onto the cross beam today so I went up to the barn first thing and got it done in a few hours, the weather was going downhill fast and by the time I left the temperature had dropped, the wind had picked up and the snow was coming down hard. My drive back through the deserted lanes bought back happy memories of my rally driving days 🙂
Given the forecast I may not make it to the barn tomorrow, we’ll have to see.
This afternoon I went for a trudge through the snowy countryside and took the picture below.