This was how it began. I have no view from this apartment, but I took this from the roof terrace a few evenings back. The clouds are beginning to pile up, and they reflect the setting sun – just a hint of what was to come, which is:
This was Las Vistas Beach when I passed this evening around 7.30. Thunder-grey, storm clouds pass thickly over neighboring island, La Gomera, and yachts sit it out just outside the bay. This time of year you see yachts in all the bays on this coast. Most are waiting. Soon the hurricane season will be over, and they will be heading out, across the Atlantic on their adventures…..
Usually, when we have heavy clouds and storm warnings the weather roars in from the Atlantic. Here, in El Médano, where we are almost always buffetted by north east winds we are becalmed, and the sunniest, west coast takes the brunt of the elements. At the moment, though, there is apparently a mysterious calm everywhere in the south. I went into Los Cristianos tonight to eat, expecting wind and maybe rain, but I found the same conditions I’d left behind. Like the yachts we wait.
Clearly it was nice enough earlier in the day for kids to play on the beach :=)