Monday, January 11, 2010
C'est l'hiver, punk
Yes, it is still cold. Yes, The Board is still complaining about it. But as we have ascertained in the year-or-so since this blog first sauntered, stumbled and hit its head off the internet, The Board rather enjoys complaining.
But seriously, walking on ice lakes? In this country? Have we all gone collectively mad?
As you can see from the above picture (ithankyou, Dave Gaynor), skidding across Lough Gur became the done thing for the bored East Limerick masses at the weekend.
Lovely, except for the fact that the ice was probably thinner than Tony Blair's invading-Iraq-logic.
Despite garda warnings to the contrary, people happily skitted around the county's frozen ponds, oblivious to the Di Caprio-esque fate that awaited them if they fell through it.
The Board even heard that someone went out on Lough Gur in a wheelchair.
P.S If you're looking for evidence that Limerick people do know how to enjoy winter weather without dicing with death, check out our pictures of assorted snowmen here.