Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Snow showers in Normandy
We managed to arrive in Normandy for our second visit, just before a cold snap descended upon Europe. The temperature dropped to below -11 degrees C. in Northern France. The pretty village of Vieux Port was made even more pretty under a foot of snow.
Enzo, the white Alsatian, absolutely loves the snow, enjoying rolling and digging. He was a bit scared to go out in it at first, but soon got the hang of it.
The snow was very powdery and made it very difficult to make snowmen, but we did persevere and managed to get a few decent specimens. The snow lasted for two weeks, we had to unfreeze our water pipes on a few occasions and dig out the car.
The countryside looked amazing with the sun out on sparkling white fields, and ice lacing the leaves on the trees.
We were able to go on some amazing walks being the first to put our footprints into the pristine snow.