In rushing, rising, riv'lets
Til the river crept out of it's bed
And crept right into Piglets....
Well thankfully it wasn't quite as bad as that, we never had rain (or piglets) in our bed, but my goodness the weather has been awful over the last few days! It started off so well at the beginning of the week with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday being delightful, and warm enough for me to sew outside on the deck....but come Wednesday night, well "Oh what a change in the weather..." springs to mind!
The rain and thunderstorms were frightening in their intensity, the dry river bed behind us became a raging river, rushing past carrying everything with it as it hurtled towards the Mediterranean sea, flowing frantically through the culvert under the road!!!! There, it crashed headlong into the massive waves, and between them deposting branches and other debris on it's way, across the beach.
In the meantime, we had lakes forming all around us and the puddles were ankle deep!!!! Neighbours were frantically trying to sweep the water towards the road before it came in under their doors....old Spanish residences are just not designed to cope with heavy rain! And to top it all off, we then had hail stones as big as marbles!!!!
Here I was on Tuesday, sewing in the sunshine to my hearts content...the temperature was 25C!
And this was two days later!!! Temperature dropped to about 18C...brrrrrrr!
In the top right hand corner of the photo below, you can see what appears to be a 'lake'...it is!!!!
I think the blue tinge below, is my top is reflecting on the window as I tried to photograph the hail stones....I didn't want to venture out with my camera in such awful weather!!!
Although the photo below looks like just mud, it is in fact the water rushing along in the what is usually a dry river bed!! To give you an idea, the river bed is about 8 feet below the surface of the water! In the background, what looks like another body of water, is in fact the road!
The churned up water, taking everything with it....I actually saw a childs plastic scooter rush past on it's journey to the sea!
And finally, a write up in the local paper!!
Sur newspaper report!
So as you can see, the rain in Spain DOESN'T always stay mainly in the plain! :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend and a good start to December!!