Friday, 25 July 2008

Rainy Days And Sunshine

It really is turning out to be the wettest of summers. I heard on the radio yesterday that we have broken records for the most rain in June and July in almost thirty years. These days, most gardens are flourishing instead of wilting in the summer heat and everything looks verdant and healthy.

Yesterday, we were visiting friends who keep their tugboat on the Island. We managed to arrive just before the latest torrential downpour and took shelter until the worst of the rain passed over. We walked over to the little farm afterwards and the path was covered in mud and large puddles. After feeding apples to the horses and the most enormous pig that I have seen; we headed back to the marina.

This is the view looking from the dock where our friends keep their boat across towards the city. As you can see, the sky was black and threatening again during the course of the evening, but we managed to enjoy our barbecue outdoors without getting wet.


Vintage Amethyst said...

We have been having a horrid summer here in the UK, so wet and then all of a sudden this week it has been glorious!!! I think it was 27 degrees yesterday, the sun is shining all the time and it is hot ~ lovely and certainly about time.
Have a lovely weekend
love Alison x

Heidi said...

A tug boat? How fun would that be! The view back to the city skyline is just so beautiful. Good to hear it stayed dry enough for you have an enjoyable evening with the BBQ.

Hugs ~