Now that the weather's turned cold everyone seems to be buying skates or getting them out of their cupboards. It sounds good fun but how do you know the ice on the lakes and rivers is thick enough? It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen if too many people are on one piece of thin ice!
to pay or not to pay? - that is the question. If you decide to take a boat trip this summer - fill up your pockets with small change. The water authority have hundreds of toll booths all along the quietest little routes. Some of these are just gates or landing stages, a bloke or a woman with a clog on a piece of string dangles it over the waters edge., for your part you have to drop in €2.20 a time, and some of these areas are literally metres apart.