15 Oct 2007

The rain in Spain fell...lots

Five days of beautiful sunshine, white sandy coves, turquoise sea, searching out church spires (to find the old village centres), tapas bars and sheltered harbours. Two days of torrential rain, with 24 hours of thunder and lightning, added a touch of excitement which soon turned to anxiety, as we slowly negotiated our way back through the flooded streets to Pension Fornat.

Rivers of mud washed away bridges, damaged houses and two people lost their lives thanks to over-developed hillsides, deforestation and the removal of terraced landscapes. It made us realise how the rain back home, it all its many forms - drizzly, misty, stoating or pelting - has gouged its own familiar path from the mountains down to the sea.

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