A Walk at the Wind Farm
So, needless to say, this isn’t an outfit I’ll be filing under the “fashion” category of this blog. It is, however, proof that I DO wear practical clothes from time to time: and a walk through the local wind farm in the snow is definitely one of those times!
It was only recently that Terry and I realised this area was actually open to the public. We’d been up there taking these photos (and losing family heirlooms into the bargain), when we noticed some dog walkers and cyclists opening a gate close to where we were standing, and heading off in the direction of the giant wind turbines which dominate the horizon. Sure enough, a quick inspection of the gate in question revealed that we were, indeed, allowed to pass through it on foot, bicycle or horseback, so we made a mental note to come back when we were a little more appropriately dressed.
(I was very disappointed not to be on horseback, obviously, but I AM pretending to be on one of my imaginary horses in that last photo*, so…)
Then, of course, the snow came, and, as I mentioned in my last post, the snow just would not budge. We did consider postponing our walk until the weather was a little warmer, but we decided to press ahead anyway, and I’m really glad we did, because the landscape was so stunning in the snow, with tons of drama to it, which I loved. We’ll definitely go back once the snow’s gone, but I’ve a feeling it won’t be quite as picturesque next time!
Luckily for me, this giant parka arrived c/o Spartoo a few days earlier, and kept me nice and cosy during our walk. It may not be the most stylish item of clothing I’ve ever owned (The style is actually called ‘Frumpy’, which I found hilarious…), but it’s definitely one of the warmest!