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The English weather in February

 

After our arrival by ship in Harwich we experienced a wonderful, frosty, sunny morning in Dedham where we enjoyed our first English breakfast in the Boathouse restaurant at the Stour river.

We had all sorts of weather in the last February days except snow - bright, warming sunshine with blue and cloudy skies, strong storms, bitterly coldness and heavy rain pouring for hours. On last Sunday as strong winds were forecasted we had to cancel parts of our programme (also a meeting with some SCrs), nevertheless, we visited a few beautiful places like Elkstone Church and Colesbourne Park in the Cotswolds, guided by the owner Sir Henry Elwes in person. Because of the strong winds the voyage over last Tuesday night by Stena Britannica needed more time than usually and the sea crossing was no pleasure, to be honest.

The English weather in February

 

After our arrival by ship in Harwich we experienced a wonderful, frosty, sunny morning in Dedham where we enjoyed our first English breakfast in the Boathouse restaurant at the Stour river.

We had all sorts of weather in the last February days except snow - bright, warming sunshine with blue and cloudy skies, strong storms, bitterly coldness and heavy rain pouring for hours. On last Sunday as strong winds were forecasted we had to cancel parts of our programme (also a meeting with some SCrs), nevertheless, we visited a few beautiful places like Elkstone Church and Colesbourne Park in the Cotswolds, guided by the owner Sir Henry Elwes in person. Because of the strong winds the voyage over last Tuesday night by Stena Britannica needed more time than usually and the sea crossing was no pleasure, to be honest.

comments (13)

Nice photo's Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Frank!
Some very lovely photos!
Philine: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2020, 05:35
This is a lovely part of the world Philine, Constable country. It was such a pity the day we were due to meet the weather was so frightful..
Philine: Yes, a lovely, little town, on our last day we had an excellent star- dinner in the "Sun- Inn' before going to Harwich again. Yes, it was a pity that we could not meet each other. I was sometimes very near to Chad's home in Syde. Many thanks, Chris!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2020, 05:54
All are fine images, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
Un beau voyage surement ..même si la méteo n(etait pas toujours au rendez vous ..
Philine: La méteo en février est toujours problematique. Merci bien, Claudine!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2020, 07:40
You are a very brave lady, coming to England in February, Philine
Philine: I liked the different weathers, but now I have caught a cold again. I admired Sir Henry Elwes, a really hardy Briton, who guided us through his great park on such a stormy, rainy day while wearing wellies, rain jacket and rain hat. We saw also other Britons dressed up with shorts and t-shirts like in hot summer months. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2020, 07:40
I was so sorry not to be able to meet with you
Philine: Yes, I was sorry, too. We could have met us in the beautiful Painswick Rococo Garden on Monday, but it was cold and a bit windy, and in Cirencester we had heavy rain.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Feb 2020, 07:43
Oh lovely! I especially like the image bottom right with eh light mist across the water. I'm afraid that you will not have seen England at its best; we are having very windy weather at the moment and a fair amount fo rain. I'm sorry to hear about your sea crossing; that is no pleasure.
Philine: Yes, it was an impressive view on the riverscape covered with frost. I liked the different weathers in England, but sadly, now I have caught a cold again. We seemed to have been the only tourists in February, the ships were also rather empty. Many thanks, Alan!
It was a shame we didn't get to meet up with you Philine but I am pleased you did see some sunshine
Philine: Yes, we had pretty sunshine on our first day in Beth Chatto Garden and in Benington Lordship Garden (my favourite garden!), also on Saturday in Shaftesbury and on Tuesday in Waterperry Garden. In general, I enjoyed the different weathers, even the fresh winds. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Feb 2020, 08:31
Lovely pictures of your recent visit to England Philine. I hope your crossing was not too onerous. Personally, I find a rough crossing quite exciting. I am glad you saw Elkstone church - did they point out the steps to the pigeon loft?.
Philine: Our crossing was not comfortable, but not too bad. Yes, Elkstone Church was a real delight and we were so warm-heartedly welcomed with tea, coffee and cake by the church community. We saw the dovecote, too, also the snow drop garden next to the churchyard which was also covered with snowdrops. We were sometimes very near to Syde on our way to the wonderful Painswick Rococo Garden (fine weather on last Monday morning) and in Cirencester (awful rain in Monday afternoon, sadly). Many thanks, Chad!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Feb 2020, 08:32
One half or our drive gate blew off of Sunday, the post in the ground had snapped, but it did look a bit rotten after 27 years.
Philine: Yes, it was a very stormy and rainy day, but I was happy to have seen so beautiful places like Elkstone Church and Colesbourne Park where Sir Henry Elwas guided us in person. Fine was the lunch in the Colesburne Inn next to the Park, too. I wondered about the many people who enjoyed there their sunday roast. Many thanks, Chad!
A really enjoyable collection of photos Philine, you were in a lovely part of England. A great shame that the weather meant you couldn't meet some of the SCers as planned, hopefully there will be another time.
Philine: I found the change of weasthers interesting- despite the strong winds on last sunday we could visited a few wonderful places in the Cotswolds. Yes, there will another time for a meeting in England. Many thanks, Brian! I met a church member called 'Bryan'.
We have had either snow or bright sunshine but the sunshine looks warm there, in those colours.

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