Birds-eye view


After the storms and snow of last week migrants should be on the move again from Spain and Europe. The first chiff-chaffs have been flying in marking out their territories with their repetitive call. Should our osprey pair arrive today, what will  the first sight of the valley be? A bowl of milky mist with a rim of clear cut mountains; a phenomena caused by inversion of temperature.

So, for those of us without wings, and depending where on the mountain we are standing:- sunscreen and t-shirts for the tops, trousers and thick socks for the bottoms.