But just for today. If this is what I’ll get on Wednesday when I’m supposed to cross Austria and take on German highways, well, it’s not going to be a pleasant drive. Anyway, first snow is here, enough to whiten everything, cover the grass and stick to the road surface. The latter can be a problem if the plough service is basically bad… sorry to say this, but way too many roads are not ploughed at all, and some that are, are ploughed in a way that they actually created a few centimeter thick layer of compact hard snow/ice kind a thing that’s even worse than snow cover. I took a stroll away from the roads – there was nothing there to see in the strongest snowfall – not a plough in sight. And I went listening to the silence. It was nice, but not quite there yet. With the next shipment of snow, I think it’s going to be perfect.