Friday, September 13, 2019

Stop the clock

So enjoying having Rebecca and Antoni here
Just need to slow the clock down as the week is disappearing so fast

A couple of days visiting the beach before the weather broke. The sea is at its warmest now and although it was very windy it was pleasant to swim.

Antoni took his go pro into the sea and filmed all the fish darting about, including some rather large ones
He had bought a super duper snorkel mask which enabled him to really explore the sea bed
whilst doing so he found a wallet, wedged between two rocks
Someone had obviously forgotten to empty their pockets before swimming
Amongst the contents  was a work pass so he intends to ring the company asking to speak to the person, hopefully being able to return his property.

Its always difficult to keep personal things safe on the beach, unless one of the party always stays with the bags, but we have some very good waterproof pouches which hang around the neck, big enough to keep keys, cards money and even the phone safe.

Unfortunately, after weeks of high temps and blazing sunshine, the weather broke on Thursday and we have had gota fria (cold drop) storms, where the cold air meets with warm and the warm sea.

We have had absolute downpours, but because we are between two mountain ranges, we have been saved from the awful destruction of some of our nearby towns and villages.
Even Denia, about 45 minutes away, where we were on Wednesday, was hit by a tornado, roads were like rivers with cars being tossed around and carried away in the torrential rain, just like toys.
Anyone unlucky enough to have left their cars in the underground car parks they favour here, would have seen them completely ruined.
Further south towards Alicante and Murcia have been hit hard.
The same with north, Valencia area took a hammering. That region has quite high rainfall anyway which the orange groves and rice fields love.

But it hasn´t diminished the joy of having Rebecca here, chatting every day on the phone doesn´t come anywhere near being face to face and collecting lots of huggles, chatting and sharing and just doing everyday tasks together.

They are taking the opportunity to catch up with some friends to, so the next few days will be busy.

take care
xcx


18 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're all having such a lovely time together, these visits are so special when they're few and far between. I'm sure whoever lost their wallet will think they've seen the last of it, that'll be a surprise for them if Antoni manages to reunite them. The weather there sounds terrible just now, stay safe.

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    1. Weather calmed down a bit now thankfully. Antoni has already returned but we have a couple of days with Rebecca left which is lovely. xcx

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  2. Dear Chrissie
    There are just some times where you wish time would go more slowly and other where you wish it would speed up! It's nice that you are enjoying your family time.
    I think that the weather is really showing us that whatever we may believe, nature is always in charge and we should do more to help, rather than destroy the planet.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Absolutely, at least we had warning so were able to batten down for damage limitation xcx

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  3. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time together. That weather sounds awful, I have been away this week and missed the news, I hope you have been able to stay safe despite the storms.

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    1. We were a little concerned about the drive to Alicante airport on Saturday but it was fine, just the airport lifts not working xcx

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  4. such lovely times to cherish with R and A. Terrible storms... the weather is so harsh sometimes.... hope you stay good and safe...
    Hugz

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    1. Apart from Thursday it hasn´t stopped them going out and meeting friends, the week zipped by xcx

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  5. Alicante City has survived the storms the new infrastructure thankfully has seen to that. My heart indeed goes out to the people in the Vega Baja! Such destruction!!! Glad to hear all is well with you there. :-) Amanda :-)

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    1. Yes, it was terrible for them, such a hard time of all the clean up and rebuilding their lives.xcx

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  6. I'm so pleased that you are all having such a lovely time together, times like these leave us with special memories …

    Have been reading about the bad storms, my thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected.

    All the best Jan

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    1. All over far too quickly but thoughly enjoyable xcx

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  9. Hi Chrissie how lovely to have your family with you,I am glad you are all safe the weather sounds like it was bad,take care my friend xx

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  10. Sadly the time flew by and they have returned to the Uk, but it was a wonderful time with lots of lovely memories built xcx

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