Friday, 7 March 2014
Where Did Winter Go?
Sitting in the dentist’s waiting room the other day, talk turned to the weather. We’ve had no snow this year at all, with the exception of a dusting for about an hour and most of us were quite optimistic the situation would continue.
However, one man interrupted and said Glenshee Skiing Centre (40 minutes drive north through the beautiful Grampian mountains) had had its best skiing season since the business opened in 1961. He’d worked there for many years and the snow was nearly as high as the telegraph poles. The ski lifts had to be closed for a few days in order to manually dig out enough space for the blowers to gain access to the cables.
Other parts of the UK have suffered horrendously with flooding and storms, but we’ve been extremely fortunate this year and had only a handful of days - and nights - when the temperature hit zero.
Hopefully this ‘mellow’ weather will continue all year. So much golf going on this year with the Junior Ryder Cup being played at Blairgowrie Golf Club and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles too, plus again Perthshire will host the week for the mixed foursomes.
I’ll post later with the dates of these events.