Just this week it is very cold in the Netherlands.
During nights it is about - 11 till - 16 Celcius, during daytime about - 5!
The fanatic Dutch skaters already thinking of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven town tour) in Friesland (in the north of Holland). I think personally that it will take about a week before het Sixtienth Tour will start. Then you can see an unique and long tv reportage about it. Hectic all around!
This all reminds me of the Berezina during the end of Novembre 1812.
It was also very cold, - 20 Celcius.
Now I can feel a little bit of that tragedy in real!