Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Chill wind ...

Well it was a lovely day ...

Around 6pm the winds finally shifted from the south, which have been warming the island for nearly a week. The warm winds that we call the hairdryer, switched to the west, off the sea and it was chilly.

By 8pm people were arriving in town in long trousers, I had switched to my long sleeve jumper, and shortly after added a fleece. Others were not so lucky and were tramping into town in T-Shirts and shorts.

Very soon we were feeling the cold, the tourists must have been too, as the exodus that normally starts around 9pm for the bus, was a stampede. Both sides of the street streams of lightly clothed people, heading for the bus to take them home. The taxi rank emptied fast, like an airport day.

The harbour front was empty of customers, those who had sheltered in back street tavernas, were in better shape. Monday night is the last night for those travelling on a Tuesday. Those performing the 'Last lager waltz' were as vociferous as usual, but the fresh chill wind took their antics across the road.

In the space of twelve hours, the winds have changed 180 degrees, however they are set to do the same again by midnight. Tonight we expect high winds to return again, following a pattern of shutters banging after dark ...

Two aircraft arrive today from the UK, 500 in and 500 out. Pale faces around tonight, lets hope they are happy ones ...


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