We managed our little trip out this afternoon to our local RSPB reserve. It was a lovely afternoon and the light was very good which is important to us when we are bird watching. The scrapes where the shallow water is are all totally frozen but the loch itself is free from ice at the moment. If we get a longer spell of freezing weather the loch will freeze over and we will maybe manage to have a Bon Spiel which is outdoor curling which is a lot of fun for the curlers as there is a lot of whisky consumed while waiting for your turn. There has not been a Bon spiel for many years we nearly had one about 7or 8 years ago but the ice takes a while to be thick enough for the event about 10 -14 days of really freezing weather. The last time the date was announced and the day before we had a great big thaw and that was the end of that. If we get a big freeze I will be there with camera in hand and the hip flask in pocket LOL. Bye the way I have never seen one in real life only film or pictures and it something I would love to see.
This is a picture of the way it would have been back early last century. And that friends is that for today. Goodnight and sleep well. Love