Scottish skiing (2)


Success on the second attempt. Husband, son and husband's friend set off again for Glenshee and this time enjoyed a (very) full day's skiing, rounded off on the way home by the traditional stop for fish and chips in Blairgowrie.



If you're wondering about these little picket fences adorning the slopes, they're a feature of Scottish ski areas. The wind is such that they're needed to stop the snow forming into huge, uneven drifts. Snow very rarely falls straight down on our hills - it's usually driven by a gale-force wind.

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  1. we were also on the ski tracks , me with my camera shooting husband and son ;)

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  2. I love the tiny patch of blue sky in the first picture!

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  3. The people look so bright against all that white. It's nice to see that little blue sky up there. :-)
    Interesting about the fences!

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  4. Glad they finally were able to get in their day of skiing after last weekend's disappointment.

    We in Indiana (as well as high country in Arizona) use these snow fences, too. In Indiana they are used in the corn fields and soybean fields, to keep the snow from drifting onto the roads. I've never noticed that they were all that effective here, however.

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful place!

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  6. These were quite exotic to me even though I´m used to see skiing. The hills and the fences do that.

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  7. Wonderful pictures, but I have to admit to having a real giggle at them having fish n chips in Blairgowrie!

    I went to Blairgowrie Primary School in a suburb of Johannesburg, named, obviously, after the original, but couldn't help the image of your lot standing at the school tuck shop asking surprised staff for fish and chips.

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  8. Rob, I didn't realise there was a Blairgowrie in South Africa! I can see why you had a giggle. Actually this traditional Scottish fish and chip shop is owned by a Chinese family, and my husband said it was the best fish and chips he's had anywhere.

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  9. Fish and chips : hummm very tempting :)

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