Fancy A Swim?
The photo above shows what our swimming pool at Compass looked like in the first week of February 2010! We found a very cheap flight with wizzair – think it was about £80 each return from Luton airport – yes, return! Wish it was that sort of price in the Spring and Summer. We knew the weather wasn’t going to be that special but as it wasn’t going to cost us too much, we decided it was worth the risk.
Ok, we all know what February’s weather in the UK can be like and Bulgaria by the sea is pretty similar, although their weather does tend to be more intense. We’d been looking at the weather forecast for St Vlas over the previous weeks and they had had quite a lot of snow but we were optimistic that it would have all gone away by the time we went. How wrong were we! Although we definitely missed the worst of the bad weather, the bright sun during the daytime had caused the snow to melt and had formed layers and layers of ice under any fresh fallen snow. I think the temperature dropped to about -25 degrees if not colder at times before we arrived. The main roads were fine (piles and piles of snow had been snowploughed onto the verges), but the other areas were very tricky to walk on. Saying that, we were very glad we went as it was a really lovely, if not chilly break and during the day the sun and blue sky was glorious – we just made sure we got back to our apartment and battened down the hatches before it got too late.
I’ve also put some photos under Sunny Beach stvlaslife.com/snow-sea – it’s strange to see a beach covered in snow …