Of course it was glaringly obvious from about Monday onwards that Sundays Jingle bells run for the jogscotland group would have to be postponed the little optimistic voice inside of me did not want to give in gracefully...perhaps the route would be the only place in the area to be devoid of snow and ice...maybe. Liz and I set off round it on Friday clad in walking boots and many layers to test it out. The snow was the major obstacle (see picture 1) until we hit the shore road when the sheet ice under foot became a little tricky to negotiate causing Liz to do a small impromptu dance mid path. The snow was falling heavily again by the time we got back to the car and the main road was only slightly visible under a layer of slush, another two inches or so joined the 8 already down although a thaw late on has led to some lovely ice today. On Thursday the last of the Christmas present shopping was firmly bought into line in Oban, we saw these reflections on the way there at Loch Awe which was glassily clear.
I am an ex intensive care sister bought up in Yorkshire. my husband Garret and I moved up to Argyll in 1992/3 to a derelict, 1745 Lairds House and life became good! We now share our house with Toby (18), Rosie (16), and Freya (14), Two border collies called Holly and Nancy, and as many B and Bers as possible!