Windy and cold .... and not just in Korea!
12th February 2018 (Monday) .... 09.00 We have a bonnie morning; but, frosty and windy.... so feeling very cold: as I found out when down on the beach
catch the sunrise (07.46).
This will be another day of staying in and warm , watching the Olympics, though I might bake a round of scones; that’s always a warm job. Eating freshly made scones, especially on a cold day, is very agreeable.
20.00 I’m thinking that I may be watching too much of the Olympics: on the way down to the beach in the afternoon I was looking for a frozen puddle so that I could have a go at doing a Triple Salchow. Luckily I didn’t find one: a frozen puddle i.e.
We’ve had a cold day; the fact that there’s been a brisk wind brought the temperature down by a good few degrees. I ventured out a couple of times; to the beach in the morning, and late afternoon. Both times there were folk on the beach; like me they
were well wrapped up.
Later in the morning I took the car for a wee run down to the harbour: not the best of places to go on a cold and windy day. The harbour area was not bust; in fact I was the only one there. From the harbour I went to Kinneuchar via the Balbuthie Loan road..... stopping once, to take the photograph of Kinneuchar that I have on the Hutte today.
Back at Ivy I fired up the television and settled down to watch the Olympics; snowboarding, moguls, ski jumping, curling.... oh and the figure, and freestyle skating. No wonder I’ve been feeling cold all day .... even with the heating ‘on’. Here is a bit of
useless.... er useful information; The Salchow jump was invented by Ulrich
Salchow (Swedish skater) in 1909. I
have loads of other er ... information re
the Winter Olympics. For instance; the Lutz jump is named after its inventor,
Alois Lutz, an Austrian skater, who first
executed it in 1913.
|Evening sunlight on Williamsburgh.|
I don’t want to alarm you all but the weather forecast for our ‘neck of the wood’ tomorrow is not good .... cold with a band of rain passing over us, sometime around the middle of the day. This means I’ll be watching more Winter Olympics!