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Snowed In.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    It seems to have been snowing for most of the night here and it is still coming down. So it is a good day for staying indoors and enjoying the picturesqueness of it all. My only quibble is that I wish the shops had put up little notices yesterday pointing out that they would be shut today because then I might have something in the fridge. Looks like a restaurant tonight then.
     
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I take it its Easter there too. ;) Do they celebrate it as much as, or more than the Brits would? Im not a religious person at all so it only means 2 bank holiday days to me....:biggrin:
    I am partial to the chocolatey side of the festive period though...:biggrin:
     
  3. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    There's loads of chocolate bunny things in the shops but like all the big festivals it's nowhere near as commercialised/americanised as in the UK ... yet (I fear it will come). Also southern Germany tends to be fairly catholic and so the religious angle does get a moderate look in.

    The only advantage of easter being early and wintery this year is that the town isn't clogged with the usual zillion tourists. Neither's the bike path but as it is essentially invisible due to the snow blanket, that is a mixed blessing.
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Can you ski round there Andy? Are you in the Schwabische alps?
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    They get quite worked up about Easter in the Philippines but for sure there will be no snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I live in the Danube valley but work about 12 miles away up on the Schwäbisch Alb. If this level of snow had kicked in early in the winter and stuck, they would have put the langlauf loips into action on the Alb but I've got a feeling that today's weather is too little, too late. For downhill one would have to nip into the Alps proper (about 50 miles away) although there may be some slopes in the Black Forest.