A trip out on a pair of planks

As the snow was still deep on the rough tracks around Kirkby Stephen, I decided to take a short skiing trip out on my newly acquired cross country skis. Unfortunately I had to borrow an old pair of poles and boots…..

On the way to the Nine Standards
On the way to the Nine Standards

But after 20 minutes the sole fell off one of the boots.

The offending culprit
The offending culprit

There was nothing to do but take off my skis and walk back to the car 🙁

But I still got out and enjoyed the fells.

Dukerdale
Dukerdale

The road up to the fell did eventually get ploughed and thank goodness it did.

Deep snowdrifts
Deep snowdrifts

5 thoughts on “A trip out on a pair of planks”

  1. Nobody mad enough to join me 😯 , thus the camera was perched on the wall and I skied backwards.

    You’ll also note that I’m out of focus (no wise cracks please) because the camera focused on the wall.

  2. Pippa was there, but trying to balance a camera on a drystone wall, set the self timer and ski backwards was taxing enough :geek: . Trying to get Pippa in shot would have been too much and something would have fallen over (probably me). 😯

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