Wednesday, 22 October 2014


So I was driving home from work yesterday thinking about the second half of yesterday's post when I had a funny thought.  And it's probably one of those funny thoughts that is only funny to me, but, hey, it made me laugh after a long day anyway, so yay.

So anyway the thought was that I really hadn't done a very good job of explaining a whiteout and that I should show you a photo of what it looks like.  Which made me giggle, because the "best" whiteout photos look, of course like nothing!  Heh.

So, I could just leave a giant blank space in the post here and go, see?  WHITEOUT!

I'm tired... it's really really funny.

I did get a few shots of the (two) whiteouts although my camera's probably not thanking me for that, it's hard to find one to show to someone who's never been because you don't know what you can't see... if that makes sense?

So here's a photo, looking out from the innermost road out towards where the man is.

If you look closely, you can see a bike (on the ground) and a lampost standard (I think it was actually part of a swingset if I remember correctly) and, so yeah... that's a whiteout!  (Not much to see, heh.)


Jason Langlois said...

That's pretty awesome. Reminds me of the dust storm scene in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Only, you know, cooler.

Jonathan said...

That's fantastic - I'm sitting here wondering how hard it is to cycle in that, given that your balance won't have much to go on - but you can see the ground around you I guess.

Elliott said...

That's an awesome pic. Reminds me of an angry January wind-swept blizzard...but, you know...about 65C warmer.

Victoria said...

Well, I am a spy, right Jason? ;)

You can see ... well, yeah, the ground, Jonathan but I'm a pretty confident biker so it wouldn't throw me I don't think. I'm more concerned about hitting something or someone going too fast and not being able to miss colliding.

Yes, Elliott, wind swept blizzard but wearing much much less! ;)

Dateafrenchman said...

Great photo! Totally conveys what you mean by a whiteout. And totally makes me want to experience it.

Datea x

Victoria said...

Yay :)