Summer’s heat is finally upon us.. i can hardly complain, it’s the middle of June. The skies have cleared at last and though a persistent North wind has kept things cool early in the morning and late evening..there is no disputing the reign of the sun at midday.
One last throwback to this memorable snow-season and its generous quotient of cold Spring days, a day in late April that we went to ski Cerro de Valdemartín:
Although the temperatures were very mild – causing the snow to retreat considerably in the second half of April – this day was overcast and had a wintry feel to it. Down in the valley the torrents of water swirling down in the streams, along with the obviously receding snow, made it clear that Winter was gone. Higher up however, things were different: no shortage of snow, albeit nieve of a kind that was hardly ideal for ski, and an unforgiving wind under grey skies that produced those so valued sensations..of cold Spring days.