The battery was groaning and weird lights appeared on the dashboard; a booster charge was definitely needed.
On my 12 miles run, I saw water lying on fields, water that had iced up after the last late heavy rainfalls just before the Arctic weather took over. The River had overshot its banks, not as much as before. Lots of lochens were visible. Some front yards were still messy with ice,levels of ice that had been so thick, they still had not responded to the rise in temperature. The recent rainfalls had turned into another coating of ice. Those yards looked lethal.
As a further battery boost, I took a trip to the other town, where I needed to visit particular stores. The roads are full of potholes and they also have scarred surfaces, from where the snow ploughs have been working to keep the roads open. Every year I question why road surfaces are not laid down to be more hardy. Surely, there must be some material around that could do the job. That idea, of course, could be sabotaged by road digging for gas and water pipes and all sorts of cables. Those organisations never leave the road in a decent state when they finish their work.
In Canada, whilst on a tour, I was once told that they have two seasons; Winter and Construction. If we are going to maintain our roads’ infrastructure, I guess we should have to go down the same seasonal route.
The battery is responding better now, the big boost has made it happy.