A new year has come and it seems like winter is finally there too. The snow cover has gotten better since a while already, but latley the temperatures have dropped quite a bit as well. But above all, we had wind. A lot of wind. Wind with snow and wind without snow. But even then, the snow on the ground is just blown everywhere. It creeps in everz corner and piles up to big snowdrifts.
The dogyard in town is an old building and falls under the Svalbard Environmental Act – which states that all buildings built before 1945 are ‘cultural heritage’. It is – apart from one small heated room – closed only by a grille and the wind is howling in through numerous little gaps. So after the storm, we found a beautiful sugar icing scenery!
Outside the snow had piled up in the cages and buried some doghouses completly. So we ad a huge snowcleaning event and with the help of heavy machines it actually went rather quickly. That is especially good when you consider….that it started snowing again one day later….back to start :)
Well, at least shoveling snow keeps us warm!