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Are Poles winter lovers?


Jabwaw 8 | 48
5 Jan 2010 #1
Hej everyone,

I was just wondering how many poles actually love winter with snow all aroung?? I myself love snow ;) perhaps due to the fact I came from the country where snow falls just in the mountains !!

How about you ? Do you really like snow ?
Ziemowit 13 | 4,342
5 Jan 2010 #2
I am not particularly impressed by snow. I like it though when the weather is as it is in Warsaw today: no or mild wind, mild temperature slightly below the zero Centigrade, a lot of sunshine and ... a lot of the very white snow. Quite pleasant and very refreshing! In my childhood there used to be really snowy winters in Poland.
krysia 23 | 3,058
5 Jan 2010 #3
Polish drivers hate snow. Even though they do somehow plow the main roads, it is a slow process and the side roads may never get plowed.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
5 Jan 2010 #4
I love snow. Not so much ice, which we get a lot of, but snow. Looks like the trend is toward snowier winters. I don't mind that. I hope we get even more snow next year than this year. Our side roads never get plowed where I live, just the main ones. We still manage to get thru.
DannyJ - | 129
5 Jan 2010 #5
Our side roads never get plowed where I live, just the main ones. We still manage to get thru.

Its funny how people in Poland still "manage to get thru" yet here in the UK the whole place comes to a stand still with a tiny dusting of snow.

I somehow think they would cope better with snow in Dubai!!!!
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
5 Jan 2010 #6
yet here in the UK the whole place comes to a stand still with a tiny dusting of snow.

Well, you got to have snow plows, salt, and know how to drive without getting stuck in it. Helps if someone you know has a hydralic pull on the front of their truck.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
5 Jan 2010 #8
All drivers hate snow.

Not true...those of us with a 4 x 4 with decent tyres on just love to go out and play in the snow...If you have an old Landrover its the only time you can go faster than everybody else...!
TheOther 6 | 3,692
5 Jan 2010 #9
Snow? I prefer a snow-white beach instead. And while we're at it: get rid of the regular Christmas tree and get me a nice palm tree. :)
BrutalButcher - | 390
5 Jan 2010 #10
Not true...those of us with a 4 x 4 with decent tyres on just love to go out and play in the snow...If you have an old Landrover its the only time you can go faster than everybody else...!

Dude, you barely can afford a child's bike .Stop ************ us with those "I have a land-rover stories". NO one believes you.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
5 Jan 2010 #11
...those of us with a 4 x 4 with decent tyres on just love to go out and play in the snow...

Four wheel drive makes all the difference. Snow is great. I love the way it covers the ground so the air is so pure because there's nothing in it like dust or mold spores. That's what's so invigorating about it.
Harry
5 Jan 2010 #12
I like it though when the weather is as it is in Warsaw today: no or mild wind, mild temperature slightly below the zero Centigrade,

Have you been to Warsaw? It was minus 6.9 at ten o'clock this morning in central Warsaw and is expected to fall to minus 13 tonight. I know that: I live in Warsaw.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
5 Jan 2010 #13
its the only time you can go faster than everybody else...!

Not true
wildrover 98 | 4,451
5 Jan 2010 #14
Stop ************ us with those "I have a land-rover stories". NO one believes you.

Just because i don,t have a whole lot of money at the moment does not mean i never had...In my garden at the moment is a Landrover 110 lwb , a Rangerover 3.9 V8 , and a Diesal Jeep cherokee...My hobby is off roading , and it was leading covoys of 4 x 4 vehicles to Eastern europe that brought me to Polska in the first place on route to Belarus....

It does not matter if you believe that or not...I am not trying to impress anyone by claiming to have my own private yacht , its just a few old 4 x 4 cars , why is that so hard for you to believe...?
time means 5 | 1,309
5 Jan 2010 #15
yet here in the UK the whole place comes to a stand still with a tiny dusting of snow.

There is 10-12 inches on the floor and still falling outside my door, i wouldn't call that a dusting.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
5 Jan 2010 #16
Must be a complete disaster there then....
time means 5 | 1,309
5 Jan 2010 #17
It's a real struggle unless you have a 4x4, the forcast is for minus temps tonight as well.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2010 #18
I had a nightmare trying to bring a load of wood in a two wheel drive peugeot boxer van up the mountain here.
I then got stuck in mud on the steep slope, had to unload it there in the cold dark over the weekend.

I like Snow though, I wrote about it here

just love to go out and play in the snow...

All the kids around here (and some of the bigger kids;) go down the carpark for handbreakers and fun!

they went to a childrens home in Lobez Poland.

Nice one, WildRover.
time means 5 | 1,309
5 Jan 2010 #19
Taken earlier today, the first pic is of quite a steep hill that i tried and failed to drive down yesterday before the snow due to ice.

The 2nd taken today in the park near where i live.


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szarlotka 8 | 2,208
5 Jan 2010 #20
I had a nightmare trying to bring a load of wood in a two wheel drive peugeot boxer

Never drive in just your boxers in cold weather
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2010 #21
But I had to, that's why they call them peugeot boxer vans, isn't it?
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
5 Jan 2010 #22
either that or they're designed to be driven by dogs;)
krysia 23 | 3,058
5 Jan 2010 #23
Snowmobiling makes winters go fast. My little boy just got his very own kitty cat.



time means 5 | 1,309
5 Jan 2010 #24
Can i borrow it to get to work tomorrow i couldn't get in today and looks likely again tomorrow.

Nice pic by the way.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
5 Jan 2010 #25
couldn't get in today and looks likely again tomorrow.

Have a look on Autotrader...buy yourself a Jeep cherokee , they are going for about 500 quid now , not the most fuel efficient of machines unless you pay a bit more and get one that runs on lpg , but you will get through the snow without any problem....

You can also get diesal ones but watch out for early models with head gasket problems....
Honest George 1 | 105
5 Jan 2010 #26
It creates a beautiful picture, but also many hardships.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
5 Jan 2010 #27
Just get a team of Huskies and mush :)
There's skiiing, too. Snowboarding. Snow Mobiling. Snow Man Building. Snow houses. Ice sculptures. Ice Skating. Snow Ice Cream (tho why would anyone want to eat ice cream in winter?)

I always liked horse drawn sleighs complete with bells.
DannyJ - | 129
6 Jan 2010 #28
Can i borrow it to get to work tomorrow i couldn't get in today and looks likely again tomorrow.

Not a teacher by any chance r u?
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
6 Jan 2010 #29
Well I made it into work after digging out the driveway and using the all wheel drive car to get to the station. Why did I bother? I've been at work for an hour and there's only one other person in. I suppose I could watch the cricket from SA but that would only depress me further.
1jola 14 | 1,879
6 Jan 2010 #30
It was snowing in Warsaw the other day, and I tried photographing the snowflake crystals as they were not melting quickly. I didn't do to well, because I was unable to hold the macro lens steadily enough. Has anyone had any luck with this? I will try next time with a tripod.

Here is some fun info on snowflakes:

its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/class/class.htm

TimeMeans, beutiful photo of the oak tree.


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