I had my first go at outdoor curling on Thursday evening with 12 members of Tarland CC on their floodlit pond, on a spectacularly clear night, with the temperature at -12C.
The snow was cleared earlier and four lanes of ice were marked out ready for us to compete in 2 of their Points matches.
The large pond has enough space for 16 lanes of curling!!
We played long into the evening on surprisingly keen ice completing all of the disciplines.
I somehow finished 4th equal in one match.
The crampit and some stones
The house with the wooden tee marker known as the 'bottle'
A panoramic view of the pond and club house which I took on Wednesday morning before the snow was cleared. (click on photos to enlarge)