Where did the winter come from!?

Waking up to winter wonderland was not really what I expected when arriving yesterday with 9 degrees Celsius and sun! But, that was the reality. And we had to deal with it.

Nice and sunny yesterday

Nice and sunny yesterday

This morning it was winter wonderland!

A few hours later it was winter wonderland!

With about 30 cm snow in just a few hours, and the snow still not willing to stop, we figured we should get going as soon as possible. Driving our self with summer tires was definitely not an option, so we had to make a plan B. That was to get a tow truck to drive us (and of course the car) down from the high altitude to where the snow turned to rain.

Tow truck getting us safe down from Žabljak in the mountains

Tow truck getting us safe down from Žabljak in the mountains

Our host helped us arrange this and about an hour later we were on the road again. We soon discovered that not everybody had taken precautions, and we ran into a car that had shifted sideways and smashed into the front of a bus. Luckily, nobody got hurt.

Bridge over Tara Canyon

Bridge over Tara Canyon

But, again the road lead upwards towards snowy altitude, and as we were not willing to take any chances, we stopped and some really nice locals called for a tow truck again. While we waited, we acted as “road help”, assisting others that were stuck in the snow by pushing them onward. I lost count of how many, but at least we got some exercise.

Tom and me aka Road assistance

Tom and me aka Road assistance

Tow truck two. Better safe than sorry!

Tow truck two. Better safe than sorry!

Bottom line; be prepared for the unexpected!

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