Compo 10,078 Posted January 1 Report Share Posted January 1 It has been my custom, for more years than I care to remember, to camp out by my well on Hogmanay to get away from it all here in the far north of Scotland, where the event is a big thing. It snowed steadily all day yesterday and when the sun went down it froze. I managed to get my tent up before dark and retired for the evening at around 2200hrs. I survived the snow and freezing temperatures (-4°C). This morning at 0530 I got up and the tent was frozen solid above me! I took my mountain bike out and went for my usual New Year's Day bike ride. It was quite scary with yesterday's snow all frozen and the ice on the roads where it had partially thawed before freezing again overnight, into ridges and sheets of frozen slush. By 0630 I was back indoors, having covered the allotted four miles of country lanes. My tent was laid out in the loft to dry before packing away and my porridge was cooking nicely by 0700. It's now 1118hrts and I'm just about warmed up! Not bad for a 72yr old - even though I do say it myself. 3 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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