Mar. 1st, 2010

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There is not a single flake of snow on the ground in Perth, but you don't have to go far to find some--it starts on the other side of the ring road. I went cross-country skiing in a place called Wester Glen Almond, off Newton Bridge in the Sma' Glen. This dramatic scenery is like a little miniature Highland landscape and is only about 15 miles from Perth.

I am RUBBISH at cross-country skiing--as long as it's flat I can stay on my feet. This was hard work, too, as you had to balance yourself between the semi-ploughed driveway and the field boundary or riverbank. However, it was worth it for the scenery. I went about 4 miles total.

I saw five other walkers and one other skier, but of course the farmer who I'd passed earlier corralling sheep 300 feet up the mountain (sound really carries in the snow in the glens: "GET IN THERE YOU F***ING B******S!!!") happened to drive past in his Landrover JUST after I'd fallen on my butt taking a picture and got my skis tangled. He stopped to make sure I was ok. ONLY MY PRIDE WAS DAMAGED

pictures are here!

and a description of the walk is here

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