Posts tagged ‘Snow’

March 4, 2012

Snow in March

Today we went on a 25km walk near Dorking, Surrey. It was our navigational training and as gold Duke of Edinburgh ‘explorers,’ we were thrown in the deep end with a map and compass.

The weather was appalling. It rained for the majority of the day and when it wasn’t raining, it was hailing or snowing, in March!

Highlights of the day:
1) Standing at the top of the hills watching the snow fall on the fields and watching a train go by
2) When a woman in a car stopped to ask us for directions. What sane person stops to ask DofE kids, completely soaking wet, where to go?!
3) Getting lost in a Forest and pricking a path because Will ‘feels’ that it’s the right way

Without my group, I’d be lost. I love every single one of them. Bring on Gold!!

February 5, 2012

Never a white Christmas, always a white February

It is becoming a tradition in London for it to snow every February but that does not stop us all being excited and swamping every social networking site.

Now, before I start, I’m no photographer, so any photographs included in this post is merely to help you visualise what happened today.swamping every social networking site. So here’s my entry:

 As I have complete Silver Duke of Edinburgh, I am now doing Gold, for which we had a training weekend yesterday and today. 90% of it was completely pointless but today we planned our route for our practise expedition in Dartmoor.
Nothing like chasing each other around a massive snow-covered field for team-building. We shall be walking around 20km every day for 4 days climbing up to 550m above sea level. Today’s day at school started off with a snowball fight, of course, which lasted around an hour and a half. My fingers were completely numb but it was so worth it.

Building friendships/snowmen