Sunday, 26 November 2017

First Signs of Winter.....

Over the past few days we have had the first signs of winter.......

Turning White on the Tops of the Moor
The tops of the moor have been turning white..... mainly sleet but snow will probably not be far behind......
One of the joys of a winter spent around the Dartmoor area is seeing and enjoying the change from one season to another in a quite dramatic way.....

What was just an energetic walk on the moor a week or two ago suddenly becomes a bit more serious and a lot more of an adventure.....

Yesterday the caravan and awning were covered in a huge sheet of ice and as for the car..well it took me 20mins to clear the thick ice from the windscreen and windows and make it safe to set off on a visit to Anne's sisters house which is a few miles from Hatherleigh north of Okehampton....

Today it's been different again...still very cold but wet for most of the day....

All the weather forecasters are telling us that we are going to have a very hard and cold winter and the moorland around us here can be transformed from tough walking country into very..very tough walking country and not for the faint hearted.... 
All I can say is.."bring it on- we are ready and waiting".


6 comments:

Dave said...

The first snows are always exciting, we had some too on the high ground in the Brecon Beacons. I expect you're snug as a bug in the Eriba. Whilst we dont do what you do, nights away in the van in the depth of winter are fine.

Trevor Woodford said...

*Dave*
As snug as a bug we certainly are Dave....
It's good to hear that you like to get out in the van during the winter...far too many people pack their vans away from October to April and never experience the joys of winter nights in the van....

David J said...

Wow! I really want to walk/ride there! One day maybe. I can't imagine being in a cold climate right now! Here in Darwin it's 24 hour a day sweating!

Trevor Woodford said...

*David J*
Hope you manage to visit sometime David.... A lot of friends head off to warmer climes during the winter but I have always enjoyed the extremes of a UK winter.. :-)

Morgan Smith said...

always excited to visit the place like this. i will definitely visit there, thanx for shearing the info.

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Millie Summer said...

Enjoying the change from one season to another in a quite dramatic way.
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