October 25, 2009

Winds of Change

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Welcome to sunny Marsalforn! Fancy an after-dinner stroll along the seafront? Perhaps you should stay inside...

I took this photo last night, standing on the front step of the dive shop where Grant works. My feet got wet and I got a little spray on the camera, but I was fine. This park bench was not fine:

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The café next door, also not fine.

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Grant found a large rock. There were lots of rocks rolling down the street in the water, some that would hurt an awful lot of you were in the way when they came flying out of the ocean. A few people were out playing in the water, or taking photos. Restaurant patrons were tucking their feet up as the water lapped at the walls. Conditions had not really improved by morning...

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Some of the waves could reach second-storey windows across the street. Shops were flooded, rubbish bins lost forever, roller doors smashed in like they'd been hit by a car. These umbrellas escaped the carnage, and as far as I know it wasn't dangerous to any people. Just very unfortunate for those who didn't have sandbags or barriers outside their doors.

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Needless to say, I have not been in the water today. I have, however, learnt that a decent change from a southerly to a north-westerly can do more than ruin your blowdry.

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