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Wintry day ski to Collado de Dos Hermanas

One Saturday in early March after fresh snowfall, we set out en famille from Cotos with the objective of reaching the col between my beloved Hermanas, the twin peaks that precede Peñalara and figure among the most accessible of the … Continue reading

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Late November snow surprise!

After the superdry Summer we had this year, October and November have thankfully been more normal in precipitations. With the drop in temperatures towards the end of November we even got a certain amount of snow. Nothing like the Alps … Continue reading

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Dark time of the year?

After a week of Autumnal weather with abundant precipitation, the sun reigns once more in Spanish skies. Just when the long Summer of 2016 seemed to have definitively finished.. it’s back! 24ºC in Cercedilla today and i had to deploy … 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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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. Then Friday night and Saturday it rained heavily – once more – … 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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Yoyo weather in the Sierra

Days of snow with reasonably cold temps, days of rain with temps way above zero.. within the general regime of successive storms sweeping in from the Atlantic. The same storms that have kept half of Southern Britain under water for … Continue reading

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