The weather has turned. We have had several spells of very stormy weather over the past few days, including several hours of thunder, lightning and heavy rain lasty night.
Some minor flooding was reported from the centre of the old town where rainwater overwhelms the drains aand races down the steep hills.
Yesterday, Thursday 20th October, was perhaps the last sunny day we shall see for a while. There has been but one rainy day for the past five weeks and little or nothing for a long while before that. Yesterday it was 22C down on the beach, with half term holidaymakeRs and locals enjoying the sunshine. These three pictures were taken at around 1715hrs.
Today has been mostly dull and cloudy. Rain is expected from later today and until Tuesday and could be heavy, even thundery, at times.
Two pictures taken at lunchtime on Sunday 16th October. Temperature 22C.
Some photos and two short video clips from our recent game against a touring side from England.
I was called into the B team at short notice for Saturday’s game. The less said about my peformance and the overall result the better!
We are still enjoying hot and sunny days, temperatures of 25 and 26C which is well above the average for the time of year.
This is a picture of the main beach taken at 12 noon on Saturday 8th October.
I have a few pictures from a visit to Faro last week which I will go through and post tomorrow, Monday.
On Sunday, under a very hot sun, membes of the Balaia bowls club entertained a touring party from Bognor Regis, England. Two matches were played. In the morning the results wasa 2-2 tie, in the afternoon Bognor won 3-1. A good day was had by all. They will be back in April i am told.
A few pictures at https://1drv.ms/i/s!Am0w7qp9HCpqgqoUv9-gvBqTFSt-3g
As I was playing, or trying to, there aren’t many ‘action’ shots. There’s another game on Friday against a touring team so I will try to go more on the action then. I hope you don’t mind the blue sky.
Picture below shows the temperature outside my back door at 3pm / 1500hrs and the view from the front across the marina. The big building is the boat repair shed, the main part of the marina is hidden to the right and out of shot. Beach pictures Sunday perhaps!
A couple of other angles from the same position. Click to see full size.