It's that time of year again. When the temperature falls below -5 for about a week, there's a bell goes off in the heads of half the Czech nation that prompts them to get their skates and hockey sticks out and head for the frozen lakes. As it's been between minus -10 and -15 for over two weeks, the ice is frozen solid and there should be loads of skaters out. I can't skate, but I do love watching others skate, so on Saturday morning we went over to the lakes at Lednice where there are always plenty of skaters.
Note for next year - not at 10 o'clock in the morning, there aren't!
We did have a very nice walk though, and took a few photos
and at last on the way back, a few hardy skaters were out
|Can you see those little black dots?|
Then on Sunday we went in search of.............
............................a hippopotomus! In down town Breclav. At Gordon's last Czech lesson, he had to translate an article in the local paper about a granite hippo in the front garden of a house in Breclav. And his homework was to find out where it was (strange sense of humour our teach has!). And guess what, we didn't find that either.
|We saw ducks|
|And some swans|