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Month: February 2018

Freezing February on The Somme

Posted on 28th February 2018 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

Freezing February on The Somme Winter is definitely here with a vengeance. This month the weather has thrown most things at us. Earlier in the month we had a large fall of snow which made everything beautiful but logistically taxing – it only lasted 24 hours though. Now we are in the middle of Le Grand Froid – the Big Freeze. We have had a week of very low temperatures though bright sunny blue-sky days. Just so cold with biting wind-chill. Today -1 by day -8 by night. This is set to continue across France for the next few days. We have had intrepid guests who have made the journey in this cold weather and have been out exploring. Always a welcome cuppa and warm up on their return here. If you can stand the cold and wrap up warm you are rewarded with stunning landscapes and The Somme in its winter splendor. It is beautiful.
There is always something going on here and this month has been no exception. Meetings, guest pilgrimages, renovations, sadly some vandalism at the Crater - events that have kept us busy.

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