We always love the snow and while Andrew is more about skiing on the stuff I'm more about...well just playing in it! One thing we can always agree on though is that it makes the world a more beautiful place and heading on a hike in the snow is an excellent way to spend some time off.
While the snowfall on our doorstep had been heavy the night before sadly come morning rain had ruined the effect somewhat so we hopped in the car and headed 20 mins down the road to the Kilpartick Hills to find much more of our flurry friend.
Our destination was one of our regular local haunts known as the Whangie. During summer the small hill can provide amazing views all the way to Ben Lomond but of course on days like our visit the freezing fog barley allows a view a few feet in front of you.
The fog does clear as we head on up the hill but it adds some atmosphere to our slow climb. In no hurry, we thoroughly enjoy the first snowfall of the season and apart from two cars in the carpark - obviously much earlier risers who had already completed their walk and were set for home, we had the whole place to ourselves.
After a morning messing around in the snow, the odd snowball here and there and certainly plenty of pictures we returned home a little worn out by all the excitement of our snow day!