"How do they survive?" Sandefjord by CliffClaven

Sandefjord Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 99 photos

Okay, I guess the photo has got your attention. The Norwegian tourist office likes to advertise the country's sandy beaches and balmy summer weather. But old Cliffie wonders just how they survive in winter. And heaven knows what it is like farther north, because Sandefjord is located in the tropical south of the country. Oh, those summer nights!

But old Cliffie was there in November. The hotel was warm, comfortable, efficient, friendly. And there was a thermometer attached to the wall outside his room. He opened the window to get a better look. That brought the tears to his eyes, as a blast of icy air hit him. Blinking rapidly, he stole a quick look at the thermometer. Okay, it wasn't exactly polar weather: merely five or six degrees below zero. But what is it like when winter really kicks in?

Outside, old Cliffie wandered the streets in search of a post office and listened to the crunchy sound of the studded winter tyres of the occasional passing vehicle. Down at the end of the main street a massive car ferry was loading for the short trip to Sweden. Old Cliffie pulled his scarf tighter, shoved his hands into his pockets and waited for the bus to the airport.

  • Intro Updated Nov 20, 2007
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  • Kisses&Co's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:39 AM

    OMG, what a sexy ladies!!!!!!!! Naughty Mr. Old Cliffie !!! :-P Anyway, I was like them during my 20's hahahaha,,as if! :-P

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:21 AM

    the question has to be asked, why didn't you rush for the bus to oslo?

  • Helenbb's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:44 AM

    hahahaha.. oh.. dear uncle...

  • Elodie_Caroline's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2007 at 1:06 AM

    Well, I said I'd visit. I love your old pages with the romantic bits on best though. Oh, and there's a pub down the A12, London end, called The Moby Dick LOL ;-)

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 10:17 AM

    Haha! The winter is not *that* bad, though - not even farther north..;o) Greetings from the Arctic...;o)


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