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To our surprise -not- it had snowed in Britain, and the private road from the boat is not cleared.
Especially for this road condition -that I expected more than a month ago- I have fitted winter tires, an act that payed off already in Holland since we had our snow too (but when I bought them there was no snow yet, and in Holland the roads are cleaned over-thoroughly).
The large roads are clear enough, the smaller roads have icy patches but hey are spreaded wit lumps of salt and pebbles -at least that sound makes it on my car when they drive past us- and the holes in the screen remain as a souvenir :(
The road from Dalmellington to Straiton though, a single lane road with passing places through sheep territory, has the nicest snow cover of them all.
The road to the Brunston Castle Golf Club and the roads on the park are private roads. They were gritted, but then the rain swept away the grit and salt, and then they are frozen over.
The way up to the bungalow is an ice topped path that cars have to take with lots of effort. Mine does it effortless. (this might be tiresome to you, but I do so love my new tires. Germans are so right to urge their use:)
They expect us at the Brunston Castle Holiday Resort: the bungalow is clean and heated. And as always the view is stunning.
First day in Scotland: Pizza day and then early to bed to catch up with some lost sleep:)