Friday, March 30, 2012

It never rains, but it pours...

Not looking good for walkies!

The Met Office had been telling us it was going to rain. Don't we all complain about the times they've been wrong?

On Monday afternoon, the sea was looking menacing. Well it's been like this before and then - nothing.

On Tuesday I was taking photos in my sunny garden:
Orange blossom- I wish you could smell it!

Yesterday I walked the dogs and it was overcast - but no rain. 

Then last night it finally rained! Yay! The Algarve sure needs some rain after a very dry winter.

And today? 
First it was grey and overcast, then it was sunny, then it was grey again. I took the dogs and an umbrella for a walk but it didn't rain. 

So I thought: that's all the rain we're going to get. Then I decided to take out the trash - that means wheeling the wheelie bin down the road to the big bin. I picked up the umbrella again, just in case, and off I went. 

I was just beginning my way back to the house when suddenly the heavens opened up. I had to pin myself against a wall, open my umbrella and wait. I couldn't make a run for it. Well, not against the wind and rain and hale and pulling along a wheelie bin!

Oops! It could get worse and it did! 
I discovered I was too near the raging river road and cars were driving by. The only thing between my getting completely drenched by the splashes the cars made was the wheelie bin.

It was all over in less than 5 minutes!
I rushed home to change out of my wet clothes and soggy shoes to be greeted by drenched dogs! 
The silly things hadn't been smart enough to take shelter under the carport! Arrgh!


  1. The orange blossom are lovely!

    Btw, thanks for liking one of my posts :)

  2. Thank you. I'll be visiting your blog again.

  3. ?ve been putting off doing the washing ...serves me right! WE've had rain here since Wednesday.

  4. Hi Carole, I was lucky. Last week, after 2 long, mad days at school, I did lots of washing on Wed. and Thurs. It was windy so everything dried quickly.
    It was supposed to be raining here all this week but today I've already managed a walk by the beach and some shopping at the huge weekly market in Espinho. Maybe the rain will start tomorrow.


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