Stay at Home,,

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Got the midday ferry from Plymouth to Santandar,, reasonable crossing,, disembarked 1pm Spanish time,, snow on the high ground around Santandar,, after the mountains, clear roads,,

    Ok around Madrid,, but after a bit of snow,, on a few miles and more snow,, bit further on "Bloody Hell" all hell let loose, even caught the Spanish out,, :Eek!:

    Between Madrid and Albacete it was two to three foot thick literally a white out,, they did get snow ploughs out and cleared a single carriageway,, umpteen lorries off the road and a couple of really nasty crashes involving lorries and small vans,, :Sad:

    At one point I was considering pulling off the road I could not see a hand in front of my face,, down to a few miles an hour and just keeping the tail lights of a lorry in view for guidance.. :Eeek:

    Further down the police were making all lorries and heavy stuff pull of into any safe parking area they could find and not letting them go on. :Eek!:

    After Albecete it started to clear halfway to Alicante it went to sleet then heavy rain,, what a difference in 30 - 40 miles.. :Sad:

    Got to Marjal about 11pm,, and well and truly knackered..

    Sunny today but blowing a hooley,, and temp feels like minus 2..

    If this is going to be the way the winter is going we will be back to a nice centrally heated house towards the end of January.. :Angry:

    Aint staying here..

    So any body coming down from Santandar would be advised to check forecast and road conditions,, :thumb:
     
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    Nice to go away for christmas,but it is so nice to be home some time
    Hope you all have a good time over christmas, will do you all good :Smile:

    :Wink: Pete and Shirl Arizona Chief :BigGrin:
     
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    Glad you arrived safely despite the weather. Now just "Chill" and enjoy Christmas :BigGrin:
     
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    Fortunately (I hope) we are heading down through France from the Tunnel all this is making a bit nervous, ah well fortunately my neighbour has said if we have to turn back we can go into there for Christmas :Eeek:

    (better take a few change of pants:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:)
     
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    Fererro Rocha and white wine :Wink:

    Cant get out of it that easy :Laughing:

    Just looked at forecast and starting to brighten and warm up after tomorrow,,

    You should be ok.. :thumb:
     
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    Toffs-G Read Only Funster

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    :Rofl1: Damn - Sussed:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    That's OK then we are leaving Friday night, pick up some shopping Auchan Boulogne Saturday morning - a few provisions Ferrero and white wine :Rofl1: then on the way can't wait

    See you there:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Heavy snow forecast near in the next few days so STAY WHERE YOU ARE !!!!!!


    Come on - Snow at Christmas time?????


    Now when did that last happen


    ENJOYXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxx
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Gail,, what you drinking ?? snow is for kids,, not OAP`s :Wink:

    We came out here to get away from the nasty weather.. :cry:

    Still the weather is changing back to what it should be,, sunshine and nice and warm. :thumb:

    Hope it snows for you over xmas,, if thats what you want !!!:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    With arthritis in my hip I DREAD the cold weather, but snow is nice to look at

    and to answer your question - I am drinking tea xxxxx


    Hope its lovely and warm for you xxxxx

    Have a great one xxxx
     

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