Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

We’ve been relatively untouched by the big freeze down here in Cornwall - The snow and ice conditions soon morphed into gales and heavy rain yesterday afternoon. We did get a couple of inches of the white stuff however into the weekend, leading the kids in the village to run to the hills and break down the farmers gates before the flakes even hit the ground. The roads were transformed into ice rings, jobs were abandoned, no one came to pick up the recycling, and a step into the local shop looked less like a rural village store to a scene from 28 days later as panic buying soon kicked in.

Snow was still causing chaos last night on the moors and just over the border in Devon. A customer from Wales just reported he was snowed in by four foot of snow!

With the surf just a messy couple of foot the best idea this weekend was to drag the hibernating stack of fish boxes out of the garage and convert them into towing sleds: Here’s a couple of photos and a video of the tow in session that went down

Preparing the Sleds

Second thoughts?

Run one!