Snow!

03Mar06

All this time since December we’ve been patiently waiting for it to snow in Bangor, and apart from the odd hail shower we’d given up hope, that is until two days ago, the 1st March! Ok, we’d had snow up in the mountains, but no “lectures cancelled, everybody go sledging and have snowball fights” kind of snow.

Imagine my surprise when I woke up St. David’s Day morning and everything was white. Wolfing down breakfast I set out deliberately early (08:20) to go on a photo tour of Bangor and leave a fresh set of prints on my travels. Cars were stuck sliding all over the place on the non-gritted (main!) roads and I’ve never seen an articulated lorry move sideways quite so trying to pull out of a sloped junction!

 To see all 27 SNOW TOUR photos in a slideshow click on the “Start Slideshow” button.
(Hint: Move mouse to find the interactive hotspots)

As this BBC news article summarises…

Snow falls across many parts of Wales overnight have meant an unexpected St David’s Day holiday for children as more than 400 schools closed.

…which in turn meant that many snowball fights with cheeky local school/college pupils were to be had throughout the day, myself a primary target for wearing my LINK blue hair hat!

The video is good too.

A look at the traffic cams for the A55 over the Brittania Bridge and the A5 over the Menai Bridge also showed a clear lack of gritting!

and apparently there’s more to come

There’s been more the last two days and there’s meant to be a lot tomorrow, so I think a low level walk from Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed for some gear shopping (Cheap Gear Week) may be in order.

Thursday’s snowman making and Friday’s superb weather also warranted some snaps so here they are…

 To see all 8 SNOWMAN photos in a slideshow click on the “Start Slideshow” button.
(Hint: Move mouse to find the interactive hotspots)

 To see all 17 SUN & SNOW photos in a slideshow click on the “Start Slideshow” button.
(Hint: Move mouse to find the interactive hotspots)

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One Response to “Snow!”

  1. 1 Marie

    Austria without the height! (or ski lifts)


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