Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This is winter

At my sister's place in Ljusdal, Sweden, the news during Christmas was followed by quite a bit of humorous comments. The winter weather in Denmark closed down parts of the traffic which caught a lot of travelers and the authorities on the wrong footing so to speak. As you can see on this photo from Ljusdal, they are used to getting a few meters of snow each winter so the few centimeters that created havoc in Denmark did raise a few eyebrows. "Why do they stop clearing the roads until it has stopped snowing? Why don't they have the right equipment? Why do the Danes expect to be on time during a snowstorm, when they are on the road, in the air or on the tracks?" Good questions and no good answers. Only the chaos on the island of Bornholm seemed justified by the 1.5 m of snow they got during Christmas.