Saturday, December 25, 2004

A White Christmas on the Malverns!

Today started out sunny so we quickly got our things together and set off for the Malvern Hills in the hope that we would have great visibility and maybe some snow! In fact we got snow and later on some superb views of half of England and Wales. The following were taken as a blizzard rolled across the hills, enveloping us in snowflakes. Later the sun forced its way through and created some marvelous scenes. A white Christmas - hard to believe but true!

Paul trying to avoid being bombarded by snowflakes as the blizzard moved in.

Paul on top of the Worcestershire Beacon (highest point of the Malverns)

April enjoying the driving snow just below the top of the Worcestershire Beacon. The marker was erected in 1897 and dedicated to Queen Victoria.

Paul on the way to conquer North Hill, bathed in sunshine now the blizzard has passed.

April on the summit of North Hill with the Worcestershire Beacon behind her.

Paul shivering by the quarry lake near the car park. No swimming today, folks, forgot our towels!