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Enhanced reality

The other day, i was up the mountains with my son checking out the new snow. There wasn’t a lot of it. In fact there wasn’t even enough to skin comfortably..let alone ski. So we sought out a sheltered area … Continue reading

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Big snow

There’s a proverb in French which says: L’hiver n’est pas bâtard, s’il ne vient tôt il vient tard. It means something like: Winter is not a half-baked thing, if it doesn’t come early it’ll come late. It certainly didn’t come … Continue reading

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The most beautiful day..

I have been lucky to spend many beautiful days in the mountains..and it would not be an easy task to choose one day in particular as the best. But last Sunday 08 February would certainly be a strong candidate for … Continue reading

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Daffodils and snow..cold Spring days

A couple of daffodils opened  on the balcony the other day, a sure sign of Spring..and yet the following days saw temperatures below zero (the lowest was -2.4ºC on Thursday last)..and yesterday Saturday, though 0nly rain fell in Cercedilla, it … Continue reading

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Not exactly a powder alert, but..

I wonder what memories my son will have later in life of this evening ..cold hands ..perfect sliding sensations ..a depth of beauty that only seems to exist in the past? Temperatures at Cotos hovered about two to three below … Continue reading

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Winter’s back..for a few hours at least

The storm that blew in from the Atlantic over Christmas didn’t make for much of a Santa Claus in Guadarrama. It brought a lot of miserable rain and a little snow on its tail end..just about barely enough for a … Continue reading

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Little skier

Certainly not a powder day for my three-year-old at Cotos (that probably wouldn’t have been ideal either) ..but we got around a little bit anyway on the solid snow compacted by thousands of feet little and big over the weekend. … Continue reading

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