It snowed a little last night: only about 2 inches.It started just after midnight when we took my Mum to the midnight Christmas Carol Service at the local Kilmallie Parish Church a short walk from my parents’ house in Corpach.
The last time Elaine and I were in a church was when we attended the Carol Service at this time last year in Betws-y-Coed as we spent last Christmas in our ‘van in north Wales.
This morning was quite foggy as we headed out on our “obligatory”, or is that simply “traditional”, Christmas Day run. Our favourite run round this area is to follow the Caledonian Canal towpath for a few miles and that’s exactly what we did – completing a round trip distance of 14.2km (8.8 miles).
Running in the snow (a few inches deep) wasn’t actually too difficult and in fact was probably easier on our joints than running on the roads. As you can see from the photos the canal was completely iced over, with a thick covering of snow lying on top. The trees too were laden with fresh snow. There is a picture of me shaking a tree branch and then suffering the consequences!
Surprisingly, we never saw any other joggers on our outing – just a few folks walking their dogs.
We now justifiably feel that we’ve worked off enough calories for us to really enjoy our Christmas dinner – can’t wait!
All that remains then is to wish a Merry Christmas to all our family and friends who are keeping up to date with our progress via this blog. Your comments and feedback have been really appreciated by us both.
Elaine and Cameron