Sorry: it's not about kayaking, again ;-)
A few degrees of frost and a thin layer of snow turned the grubby, muddy Utrecht of last week in a bright white world over night. I got op early this morning to pick up Alex to do a MTB-tour in the snowcovered woods of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Biking under the clear blue sky in the virgin snow was a magnificent experience. The combination of hard frozen underground and a few centimetres of snow made biking hefty and the track partly quit technical and slippery: a bit of a balancing act, good for training MTB-skills.
The conditions for kayaking here are bad: ice, ice, ice... As the thaw set in and it started raining last week I got a little hope it would soon be possible to paddle in Woerden again. Yet, temperatures have fallen and for the second half of next week a new serious cold period is expected. It looks as if my paddling break is going to last a bit longer...
(No outdoor paddling for me since 6 weeks now, in 15 years Woerden this hasn't happened before!).