Posted by: brendaintheboro | January 17, 2021

Snow and Ice

While we did get out a little more than last week, it still wasn’t too far due to poor weather and lockdown uncertainty. There was lots of press interest in Boris cycling 7 miles so didn’t want to go to far from home.

However, if I have to be honest it was mainly the poor weather that stopped me playing.

Monday , saw us riding with a purpose going across to our chapel on the other side of town for DH to do something on the church computer. He deals with records and finances. We look a longer way back along to Teesside Park and home.

It was still Ok to cycle on Tuesday, although the temperature was starting to drop and we rode through Thornaby and Stockton on Tees.

Wednesday saw a lot of snow for us and although it soon cleared it was cold. DS1 had arranged to take his cycle down to Tadcaster for servicing but when he got there , the weather was so much worse west of the town and the mechanic couldn’t get across as they were snowed in, That actually made the shop close as no staff could get in on Thursday .

On Friday, still very cold at about -2C, we decided to walk instead as it was a beautiful sunny day. We walked to the local cemetery which is very old and part is a nature reserve so its pleasant to be among the trees.

Sorry cannot get my photos to upload. I did see fungi on a fallen tree stump but think the frost and snow had killed them off and they had fallen to the ground. Leaving the cemetery , we saw a very poignant little grave for a girl called Dorothy who died in the 1890’s as a 14month old child. Someone had placed a small doll on the grave. Brought a lump in my throat.

It was very icy under foot and DH said he was glad I had asked him not to go cycling.

On Saturday, after lunch, the weather did warm up a bit with the wind coming from the south west so we got a quick ride in .

This week 36miles and YTD is 47miles. Looking back to this time last year, we had cycled 156 miles in the two weeks. Shows how different the weather has been.


  1. I am sorry not to see your pictures.

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