Thursday, March 7, 2013
Levant brings stormy weather
Thankfully, the rain had let up a little while we did our shopping but near the end of our excursion down it came again with a vengeance. By the time we arrived at the car we were soaked through.
A quick walk along the promenade took us closer to the far parking lot, which was completely flooded and full of rocks, some of them quite large. The waves were crashing right over the break-wall and the parking lot wall before dropping down three metres to flood the street. It was quite spectacular.
Back in the Port the water was the highest we've seen it. The beach was covered in rocks and every so often the sea water came through an opening and sloshed across the parking lot. Our waves were much calmer, long rollers quite different from usual. All of this is caused by the warm, easterly Levant winds that traditionally bring windy, wet weather at this time of year.
After returning home and hosing down the car to get rid of the salt, it was time for a lovely cup of chamomile tea. I hope that our guests are enjoying themselves in Barcelona, where they can spend time visiting the indoor attractions, when the rain becomes too much.