Yoyo weather..and pink ski!

Last weekend the weather was bouncing around all over the place. On Friday there was fresh snow, great to ski, and the Sierra looked wonderfully wintry once more.

La Cuerda Larga seen from Peñalara, last Friday,

La Cuerda Larga seen from Peñalara, last Friday.

Then Friday night and Saturday it rained heavily – once more – right up to the tops of the mountains..washing away the fresh snow and leaving visible the layer of African sand brought by the winds of the previous week. Making for reddish-brown or even, some would say, pink snow.

Pink ski, anyone?

Pink ski, anyone?

I have to say the colour didn’t like me very much..and it wasn’t great snow to ski either. Anyway on Sunday we got out for what may be my son’s last day of ski this year..and it was ok despite the dodgy colours and textures.

Ready to ski down the morrena from close to 2200m.

Ready to ski down the morrena from close to 2200m..towards the pink stuff!

There were reports about sand from the Sahara reaching even as far as Britain last week. I’m off to the Alps next week and i sure hope those winds didn’t swing towards the center of Europe!



About coldspringdays

Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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