Monday, 1 February 2010
We awoke to quite a dump of snow yesterday morning and the air temperature has stubbornly refused to rise above zero degrees since. The grey skies did however concede to the power of the sun this morning and the blue skies enticed us back onto the skis. Nordic skis, to be precise. Pat was unfortunately unable to make it, but Andy and I had a lovely afternoon up at the Plateau de Beille in sunny but very cold conditions. It looked as though we would be subjected to a full-on blizzard part way through the afternoon but Pat's text confirmed that the white-out had been confined to the valley and to the mountains to the east of the Plateau de Beille. We managed to stay on the very edge of the Weather and covered around 15kms in the course of what was a stunningly beautiful afternoon.