Netherlands -7C

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    How about where you live?
    I hate winter, I'm longing for summer!
    And you?

    I do look forward for replies, thanks in advance!

    Best regards, Herman
     
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  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    Herman - are the canals frozen?
     
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  3. pictogramax

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  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Bill, if I may answer for Herman, they most certainly are! I've been on the ice today, it was busy with loads of people skating :smile: and it was especially nice to see families with parents teaching 4 or 5 year olds how to skate... good to know at least one more generation will have memories of the favorite winter pastime of the Dutch :smile:
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    I lived in Holland in 1979 for two years - if I remember there is a famous canal race - is it 10 canals or similar? - only possible in very cold years
     
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    Good to hear from you, Herman. Nice to have you back. It's about 26C here in Puerto Rico. I would say 20C is about as cold as it would get here, and that would be in the mountain towns, not on the coast.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    That´s the "Elfstedentocht" (Eleven City Tour), a 200km tour on natural ice in the Northern province Friesland. It's pretty rare (the last one was in 1997), and when it happens, it's second only to a Football World Cup final in terms of national excitement and pride.
     
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  8. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
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    Today was the first day snowing in Paris, but now most of it has melted (it's about midnight when I'm writing this). Temperatures have gone from 0°C to -5°C in the last few days. Cold but definitely bearable. I hope you're doing well pictogramax!
     
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  9. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Love winter! I'm a winter guy. In recent years we have had a few 40c days and they're just unbearable.

    PS. I've only seen snow once.
     
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  10. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Actually the only thing I really like about summer are the long daylight hours. It's 9pm and it's still light around here in the middle of summer.
     
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  11. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Belgrade, Serbia
    We're fine, Julien, thanks! Here it resembles Paris from two years ago; I was there in December 2010, just when that grand snow hit your capital. I still remember waiting for seven hours in check-in area of CHDG for our plane to get the clearance to lift off:)
     
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  12. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    Hi Herman. Good to have you around again.

    Here in Tbilisi we got down to -11 (celsius) a couple of nights ago. Just starting to warm up again. About -1 today.
     
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  13. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Thanks for the replies. Right now we blue skies and sunshine, wow! But still -8C, brr cold.