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Winter - It's Official

clivehorridge Dec 3, 2016

  1. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Well, we had a bit of a wild storm last night, with 90kph winds and snow, the very fine "dry" stuff.

    It settled, but only about 2cm and the ground was frozen, but it all seems to have disappeared this morning, except for on the mountain (Sinaia) pictured centre in the distance. :dance:

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    It's a beautiful sunny day today, still below zero, but clear blue skies.

    Maybe I'll take a run out later if I can get a pass-out... :think:
     
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  2. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    A little run on the local lanes, up to my hill, but nothing particular to photograph. I've got some of white topped mountains, but they're on the camera and I don't have my laptop with me.

    Came down via the "narrow" lane, rubbing the arches as usual, pretty much unavoidable :lol:

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  3. Dervis Garip

    Dervis Garip Well-Known Member Supporter I am in cyprus

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    Your brave there Clive a true showman!
     
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    I was in Hungary this week and we had a small amount of snow Wednesday morning
     
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  5. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    If I go our tomorrow, I'll try and get some video.

    It's not too exiting, but at least you'll see it as it is.

    I'm peed off TBH, because my "own" little lane up from the house that I've adopted has been "rehabilitated" by some do-gooder with a JCB. It used to have rocks, narrows, bends, a stream crossing and all sorts, but now they've widened it, levelled it and even piped the stream.

    Because they didn't compact the material at all, it's now such a soft muddy mess, I have to winch all the way from bottom to top. It's OK coming down the hill, but I'd need Cat-tracks to get up it unaided.

    Not happy at all... it will be a couple of years before the filling settles and self compacts. :angry-screaming:
     
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    Gritters out in force recently, always get a nagging feeling knowing what damage the salt can do to the underside of the cruiser
     
  7. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Woke up with a smile on my face this morning.....

    I wonder why?

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    It's still hanging around as it hasn't gone above -4C today.

    Let's hope there's more to come :handgestures-finge:
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Guru I am in uk

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    I title that photo…

    "Cruiser…asleep under blanket"

    :)
     
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  9. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    :sleeping-sleep:....and she woke with a flick of the key... :clap:
     
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    ratrace Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    the above pic are from a friends place in bulgaria on nov 28th
     
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    SpinDrift Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You live in a truely beautiful part of the world Clive.

    I've met a few Romanians and they are so surpirsed when I tell them that I've been there and so pleased when I tell them that Romania is a beautiful country, the hidden gem in Europe, especially when I mention the mountains and the forests.
     
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  12. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Somehow, I've missed these posts, sorry Mike (cool photos :thumbup:) & Reinhard (yes, I'm blessed living here :icon-biggrin:) dunno why I didn't get a notification though :icon-redface:

    So, it's been cold over the holidays and as Mike has evidenced, snow next door in Bulgaria. No snow here though, super-dry and -3C ish by night, 0C by day.

    But it's all about to change, it's snowing as I type and here's the forecast for the weekend... and into next week too:dance:

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    So, with fingers crossed, we'll see what's on offer in the morning .... :pray:
     
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  13. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    please don't talk to me about winter.. yet another crap, boring snowless winter in the uk. again my winter tyres havnt even made it out of the shed..
     
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  14. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Ok, I understand the depression :cry:

    Bang on the winter rubber and head East!:dance:
     
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  15. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    So, having gone to bed with this coming down...

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    As imagined, we woke to this sight from our city apartment window this morning....

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    Still snowing hard by lunchtime, with the side-streets looking like this ...

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    Yippee!! :dance:

    Trouble is, my better half is now winging about the DN 1 national road (up to our house) being blocked. :( I know that it will be cleared and safe for us to travel by 7:00 pm, but it's hard to convince the ladies that it's a good idea.

    I really do want to be close to the mountains when the weather is like this, Bucharest is just another snarled-up mess under these conditions.... :|

    Well see, I have to focus on my powers of persuasion... :lol:
     
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  16. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    It didn't go as hoped. :|

    A weekend in Bucharest it seems for us, but news from our neighbours was that we'd only had 3 cm at the house, whereas it was closer to 30 cm in the city.

    So it was off to the local park (2mins walk) for us.

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    And a short video...

    A fun day as it turned out!
     
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  17. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    With it going down to -19 C tonight, on the news they were showing Constanta suffering 80 odd km winds.

    At that temperature it's not unusual for the sea to freeze, but I can't find any contemporary photos from this week. These are stock pictures mostly from 2006 the last time they had it so cold for so long with high winds...

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    It's quite a sight...
     
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    We never seem to get any serious weather in Northamptonshire. Even when other parts of the country are carpeted in the white stuff, we don't seem to get it.

    I don't like the cold, but on the odd occasion (once every 5 years or so) we get snow, i do get a little bit excited and you do feel a bit smug driving a proper 4 x4 :))
     
  19. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Well cold it is here, these last weeks.

    Some 5 cm of dry powder snow overnight and today had a high of -4C (now) and -22C forecast for tonight. Brrr...
     
  20. fbnss

    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    So when's the winter trip getting organised?
     
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