Hi LyndaHey Barry,
over a metre of snow,
I can't imagine what that would be like to live in day to day.
We have been there in December, but it wasn't below zero. Ofena gets snow, but it doesn't stay around like it does in Carrufo, Villa, and above.
We used 40 euro in gas staying warm though in a week !
Those gas heaters on wheels that take a big bottle really pump out the heat, though. We also
have the deodorized kero one with electric ignition in the kitchen though. It is quick and easy. It doesn't heat the two rooms though like the gas ones.
It is certainly an area of contrasts though, always amazed to come in on a warm sunny day and see snow covered peaks all around. May and June are wonderful , but I just couldn't wait to get back over ! Are you heading over any time soon ?
Apparently Ofena has also been cut off by the snow this year. The comune has been closed for over a week because nobody can get to it.
This is the first year,since we bought the house in 2007, that we haven't been to Ofena in February, it is a good thing that we decided not to go this year. Previous years, we have worn 't' shirts because it has been warm for us.There has also been over a foot of snow in Pescara, which is unheard of!!!:smow: