Well, I finished these socks last night and wore them when we went for a walk.
It was a beautiful sunny day and DH suggested going for a walk. I fancied going up near Osmotherly and having a walk around the reservoir. Well , we left the Boro where it was cold but not freezing but by the time we drove up to Stokesley we were seeing slush on the road and cars coming towards us with snow in the roofs. Oh oh! We were going up via Swainby and there is a steep windy bank. Well, as we approached we could see a car trying to back down the road. DH got out to investigate and the surface was covered with black ice. He had trouble keeping on his feet. The other guy got out of his car as he was up on the grass verge and when he got on the road , he too started to slip. He was on a bit of a slope and it almost looked as if he was surfing down the road.
Even though we had hazard warning lights turned on, an old red transit van zoomed past us. I don’t know if he got up the bank as we turned on the local road back into Swainby.
So, where to walk? We drove over to Saltburn and had a walk along the prom and then down the cliff steps to the lower prom. The fish and chip shop was doing a roaring trade with a huge queue waiting. No one was queuing at the ice cream café though. It was too cold. I did get a photo of the pier with a lot of people on it and the beach. The tide was out but the waves were rolling in.