We had a fantastic time in Ambleside, even meeting a couple who had been to the Millpond over last year’s Jubilee weekend – it is such a small world! However, the weather forecast was looking rather bleak with snow storms forecast, so with our gas levels low we knew we should get onto a site just in case we got snowed in.
The locals swore blind that no snow would fall as the forecasters always get it wrong, they never get snow here – how wrong were they?! After a couple of days on site the snow came down with a vengeance. We had a few inches settle but in certain areas of Cumbria they’ve had three metre high snow drifts, and the road we came along from Coniston has been closed for days. The wind has been really vicious too, adding to people’s misery around here.
After we got ourselves settled in we walked into Windermere through the snow and got some provisions, saying hello to the geese, swans and sheep on the way in.
Over the next few days we watched the weather get worse across the region then it travelled further south. We were stuck for a few days but the site staff were absolutely fantastic, and they kept everything working and the roads clear. It was great to talk to other people who do the same job as us, to listen to their experiences on the circuit. We’re really excited about getting back to work and are looking forward to the future.