I left South Africa a week ago and spent a few days in London. From there, my other half and I did a mini road trip to Scotland. It's mid summer back in South Africa and of course mid winter in the UK. The contrast is sharp.
|Frosted window pane|
South Africa never really gets that cold. There are places that get cold, but they are remote and sparsely inhabited. Snow in our cities would be front page news.
I don't possess the sort of clothes that people from cold countries wear. Instead I am putting on just about every item of clothing I brought with me. Wearing all this clothing is so freaking heavy.
Salt/grit bins, snow poles, clip on ice grips for shoes, ice scrapers for car windows, bum warmers in a car and many other things people in the UK consider normal simply don't exist in South Africa.
|Frost covered garden|
I always though ear muffs were daft things. Now I totally understand why people wear them. I wish they could come up with something to keep my nose warm other than wrapping a scarf around my face.
Back in South Africa they have been having a heatwave. Places like Riebeek Kasteel have apparently had temperatures in the upper forties touching 50'C. Yikes! Riebeek valley tourism.
For more on Scotland follow these links - Scotland Part One and Scotland Part Two.
Go to - My Holidays and Trips - at the top of this page to read about other places we have visited. Or just click on - this link.
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