Snow On The Beach
Hot news today - it snowed last night, and was really cold this morning. I was having a work from the office (home) day, but after dropping Daughter off at school, I took Huge Dalmatian for a walk. He’s a complete wuss when it comes to weather, and was definitely uncertain about the half inch or so of snow on the ground. Eventually I got him to chase some snow balls, but it was hard work.
Anyway, with all the side roads having a coating of snow over a film of ice, you’d have thought that no-one would have been out on their bikes. Far from it - I saw pretty much every breed of biker out, from catch-me-if-you-can roadies, to old blokes on their lifelong investment bikes, and rad’ dudes on mountain bikes with suitably knobbly tyres. Quite a change from Monday’s snow, where the only person I saw was an old bloke on a very sensible bike, complete with a re-purposed plastic crate riveted to the rear rack. I guess a week of vaguely snowy conditions was all it took for people to get over the shock and on their bikes.
While we were out, I took a couple of photos of the beach. I don’t know why, but even after living here for more than ten years, it always amazes me to see snow on the sand forming a clear line at the high tide mark: