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2018.09.15 Tormentas

The Philippines is plagued by typhoon Mangkhut. The Carolinas are battered by tropical storm Florence. And we? We were vast asleep. Most of the time during the night. Sometimes we woke up because of the heavy rains. But we’re from the Netherlands. So we don’t care. Over there it always rains. Only when we took … Read more

2018.09.09 Pure air from the Arctic

This is what happens when the skies clear above the sea. At once you can see for miles on end. But these clear skies combined with the clouds on the right, announce a change in the weather. No matter how south you go, the Arctic knows where to find you. A cold streak of high-speed … Read more

2018.09.05 A change in the weather?

Although the waves aren’t as high as they were yesterday in Japan during typhoon Jebi, they announce here a change in the weather is coming. In San Carles de Rapita the streets were flooded today. In the Rioja wine area hailstones as big as golf balls destroyed cars and parts of the grape harvest. Tomorrow … Read more

2018.08.16 Welcoming the rain

Woot, woot! Finally some rain. And now we realized again why gutters are a really great invention. In the Netherlands, you will hardly discover any house without them. Over here it’s the other way around. Water was streaming from every roof tile which made a spectacular view (from the inside of the house of course). … Read more

2018.05.10 Walking in the rain

The weather app keeps predicting sun and the reality keeps being rainy. Well, we won’t melt from a bit of rain. Although we didn’t like that the supposedly drying laundry outside got soaking wet again. Today we walked a part of the Vías Verde. We took up the path about 600 m. from our house … Read more

2018.05.09 Raindrops in the swimming pool

Most of the day was sunny and lovely. When we drove out of Puerto de Mazarrón with our shoppings we saw big waves of sea mist. But still, we hadn’t thought it would rain. Even when we see dark clouds we don’t expect rain. Especially when the weather app predicts sunshine all day. So yes, … Read more

2018.04.26 Windmills and dead cactuses

The hills that carry the windmills you see in the picture border the Atlantic Ocean. There literally are over a hundred of them. They are all the same and probably at least 100 meters high. The reason why these mills are there is obvious. There are always strong winds on this coast. And a lot … Read more