Friday, May 29, 2009


Look what the wind's blow in...he's strutting his stuff up and down our unmade road, harvesting the snails as if he hasn't a care in the world. We've had a 75 mph easterly wind for a couple of days and I guess he got lost.

This coast is famous for its wind, hence the centre at Tarifa for wind and kite surfing. It's a buffeting, nerve jangling kind of wind that has everyone snapping at one another if it persists more than 3 or 4 days.

It was so strong yesterday that it brought a nearby power line down and we were without electricity for 7 hours, starting just as we had friends arrive for lunch. Grrr. We are on a well with submersible pump, so no power, no water. The washing up sat there for ages until we got desperate and boiled up bottled water on the gas hob.

The developing apricots, plums and peaches are being blown away and our tender aubergines, peppers and tomatoes under threat. So demoralising.


Jan said...

Oh dear, so mains electricity does have its drawbacks then... not that we'd know lol! We haven't had wind like that for the last couple of days, although Monday and Tuesday were bad and I got very fed up with it!!! Wind is ok....until it reaches a certain strength, and then it can be very wearing.

Titania said...

Yes it is annoying when the powerlines go. In bad storms it happens here too! The water comes from a well pumped up to the house. We also have townwater connected which helps. Are you cooking with gas? Mobile leadlights are available they are very strong and provide light for a few hours after that its candles!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.