Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Archives - 2005-2009 / News  % width 16

The big freeze in Poland - escape to Sweden


VinPoland 1 | 6  
3 Feb 2008 /  #1
My Polish friends were telling me about a winter so cold 30 or more years ago, that Poles were able to drive over the Baltic to Sweden.

Can anybody tell me more about this.
Sadek 4 | 136  
3 Feb 2008 /  #2
don't drink vodka with them
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
3 Feb 2008 /  #3
Last time Baltic froze 2 years ago but just a bit near the shore in some places, the whole sea also used to freeze but last time that happened in late 17th century.
hairball 20 | 313  
3 Feb 2008 /  #4
don't drink vodka with them

But it's fun drinking Wódka with Poles
miranda  
3 Feb 2008 /  #5
Can anybody tell me more about this.

I recall hearing something like that which happend in 70s, unfortunately I don't know more than you.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
3 Feb 2008 /  #6
But definitely not the whole sea.
hairball 20 | 313  
3 Feb 2008 /  #7
I found this article from '03 that say's it might be the first time the Baltic will freeze over since 1948.
OP VinPoland 1 | 6  
3 Feb 2008 /  #8
It seems they have got the timing wrong but it could have happened?
miranda  
3 Feb 2008 /  #9
could have happened?

according to the article is happened in 1948
outintheyard 27 | 517  
4 Feb 2008 /  #10
I believe it will happen again soon
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Feb 2008 /  #11
I believe it won't. People were perishing in 2005/06 but the last 2 years have been mild in comparison. It has been cold this year but it wasn't freezing for too long.
outintheyard 27 | 517  
4 Feb 2008 /  #12
So much for ice fishing then darned weather problems! Tommorow may something different all together
Ewangelist 1 | 14  
13 Feb 2008 /  #13
Sandek, Drink better wodka without k: Wod/k/a. That's healthier.

I don't like alcohol.

Concerning temperature: Last winter I wanted to go to Nowy Sacz. In Warsaw there were -30 degrees. There was lot's of chaos.
outintheyard 27 | 517  
13 Feb 2008 /  #14
Extreme cold vs extreme heat Take your pick!
porta 18 | 297  
13 Feb 2008 /  #15
But it's fun drinking Wódka with Poles

Not while attempting to drive over the baltic. :P
outintheyard 27 | 517  
14 Feb 2008 /  #16
Porta, You make my day with a smile!

Archives - 2005-2009 / News / The big freeze in Poland - escape to SwedenArchived