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Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 09 7:13 pm    Post subject: SNOW  Reply with quote    

It's here, as of this morning!

Not 'here' here but where I do my bus run there were cars with six inches of settled snow on them. About 20k into the Massif Central from here but in early December that is rather early in our experience.

We had a long hot summer but batten down the hatches I reckon as we are in for a long winter ...

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1972
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 09 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've had a sprinkling, further up the mountain than where we are, but it's due to warm up again after the weekend..... fingers crossed

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 09 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is this enough for you Penny?




Hopefully it will have cleared by boxing day when you cross.




We are driving to England tomorrow in that there van, snow or no snow!

Penny Outskirts



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 23385
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 09 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks lovely!!! Bet It'll be dark when we go through the pretty bits

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24547
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 09 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That looks lovely Simon. We have a hard frost on this side of the valley but I can see grren fields and sun on the other side. The Met reckon the chances of a white Christmas are too close to call.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6022
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 09 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Safe driving Simon, have a good trip.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3191
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 09 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Via Dover?

Check the roads in Kent, first, very heavy snow there ( by wussy UK standards) and more on its way.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:
Safe driving Simon, have a good trip.


Thanks, setting off in half an hour, should be daylight in an hour or two. Thanks for the tips. Will traverse Kent slowly.

Safe journey Penny!

Bulgarianlily



Joined: 01 Jun 2008
Posts: 1667
Location: South West Mountains of Bulgaria
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hurrray we have a rock hard frost and the mud is all gone, bliss... and the mountains look fabulous, in every sense of the world. We have a range to the West that looks just like the illustrations of the Misty Mountains!

Barefoot Andrew
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Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 22768
Location: In the 17th century
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No snow here but a fairly serious frost also. Having said that the field opposite doesn't look as dramatically white as it did earlier.
A.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VERY cold here and a bit of snow overnight. A few large flakes falling on and off but not enough for skiing

EV

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3896
Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 09 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

20cm of snow here this morning.


Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 09 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hey Boisdevie, just the man.

Do you know of a campsite somewhere near Boulogne that is open all year? We don't need the facilities other than to hook up the leccie as it was really cold on the way up and we need the heater on. Cheers.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 09 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

'Sok Penny! We made it back for Christmas Eve and the roads are all clear to here. I doubt you will get worse weather further South so your boxing day journey should be a smooth one.

Safe trip.

S

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 09 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Simon wrote:

Do you know of a campsite somewhere near Boulogne that is open all year?


Advance warning!

There don't appear to be any. And it is plipping cold out at this time of year so if you happen to be travelling through France I recommend lots of covers and hot water bottles.

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