Skating on Thin Ice…

I always wanted to ice skate as a child but living in temperate Cornwall, “warmed” by the Gulf Stream, we occasionally got a frozen puddle on which to slide but never anything expansive enough for an impersonation of Torville and Dean. So it’s quite ironic that my first outdoor iceskating experiences have been in Australia. Beside the sea.  I left it until the last minute this year to head down to the Winter Festival in Bondi, so of course it was not the bright, sunny, photographic day I was hoping for. But whatever the weather I can’t resist the chance to soak up a bit of midwinter charm. Unless I get to Thredbo it really doesn’t feel like winter for long here, if at all.  As always, my skating skills weren’t as good as I remembered from last year, but we got round and had a bit of fun. Followed by some “apres skate”. Yearnings satisfied.

I’ve been experimenting with a new gallery plugin for displaying my photos. It doesnt seem to show a title so if you want these, just hover your mouse over the photo. You can also view as an image browser or a slideshow. Let me know what you think! Did anyone else get their skates on down to Bondi?

Have a great weekend everyone and a Merry Christmas in July to everyone in the Southern Hemisphere…mince pies and sherry on the menu over here :)

 

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Skater Spectator

This chap was mostly gazing out to sea, past the ice rink below where his owner was having a skate. Not impressed.

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