Sunday, December 4, 2016

Detour, There's A Muddy Road Ahead

It's been raining, at times torrentially, since yesterday afternoon.

I texted Tynan this morning to see if he had it in him to brave the weather and meet us for coffee downstairs from us at Barboru instead of at El Jazzy Bar, which is closer to him.

He lives uphill from us, across from one of the flood channels in town. He texted back that mud and water were flowing downhill from the neighborhood, Los Pacos, above theirs. His street had been turned into a muddy river and he wasn't going anywhere.

(Click any image for more mud.)

TYNAN SENT ME THIS SHOT OF HIS "STREET."

San Geraldo and I had coffee downstairs and then went for a walk in the rain. Mud had washed down from the mountains, over roads and pavements, before pouring onto the beach and into the sea. What a mess.

SAN GERALDO SURVEYING THE DAMAGE ON OUR STREET.
WHERE THE TURF MEETS THE SURF?
THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SAND.
OUR NORMALLY SOFTLY UNDULATING SHORELINE.
CLOSED ROAD AND OUT-OF-SERVICE STATION?
MORE POOLS FILLED. MAYBE THE ROMAN BATHS CAN REOPEN!
THE ROMAN FISH-SALTING FACTORY.
I HOPE THOSE POTTED OLIVE TREES SURVIVE THE FLOOD.
ROAD AND PAVEMENT.
(OR, IN AMERICAN, STREET AND SIDEWALK.)
WHERE THE WATER WAS SUPPOSED TO STAY.
(SURGE WAS SO STRONG, THE BRICK FOUNDATION WAS TORN UP.)
WHAT TO DO WHEN IT'S RAINING: COFFEE, THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE, AND
CHEF ROBBIE'S FRESH-BAKED ORANGE SHORTBREAD AT BARBORU.

"Should have read that detour sign..."

17 comments:

  1. I hope there is not too much damage once the waters recede, we finally are getting the odd couple hours of sunshine although the outside of my house is green with scum from all the rain. Will have to give it a good scrubbing in Spring.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I would love the odd couple of hours of sunshine. But then we haven't had as many days of rain as you (and have had a day of sunshine here and there). It's raining still but not heavily right now. Around us, it's brown with mud. This, after I commented the other day that everything had been cleaned by the rain!

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  2. good GRIEF!!! The poor beach is really washing away. I have never seen such bad beach damage. At least things inside look comfy. And don't forget your rubbers when you go out.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      The City of Málaga was underwater yesterday. Really awful. I'll have to go to the pharmacy for some new rubbers.

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  3. Climate change, sadly, is real, no matter what the cheeto president to be thinks. We will all be experiencing stronger storms, deeper snow, and more severe drought.
    On a lighter note, those short bread cookies look delicious!

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    1. Page:
      I completely agree and, for the moment, will focus on the shortbread cookies (I just had more).

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  4. that last pix - a great way to spend a rainy day!

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    1. anne marie:
      Absolutely. And then a beer at El Jazzy Bar in the afternoon. But I really am looking forward to finding ways to spend a sunny day!

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  5. BOY! That is/was a lot of rain! What a mess for sure.
    Is this typical for this time of year?
    I like your picks to get you through the rain and floods.

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    1. Jim:
      This is rainy season. However, this amount of rain and so many days of rain are extremely unusual.

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  6. I very much approve of your rainy day activities.
    Too bad it hardly ever rains here to do them.

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    1. Spo:
      This is very unusual weather for here. At first, I enjoyed the rain. But I'm now ready for days and days and days of sunshine. (It's still raining.)

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  7. That does look like a lot of rain. I hope it stops soon, for your sake.

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    1. Stephen:
      Other areas of the province had it even worse. Some major roads through the City of Málaga were also completely underwater. Lots of roads were closed yesterday, and they even declared a red weather emergency for a while.

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  8. Holy Moly you guys! I know Jim suggested you guys should take advantage of "rain walks" but this is totally over the top. Hope the coffee and shortbread took care of everything and of course ~ NYT Crossword|!!

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    1. Ron:
      Not everything was taken care of, but it did help... and today, too. But the novelty has worn off and I really, really need some sunshine. I'm not used to (or cut out) for this!

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    2. Extreme weather is very unsettling. I totally understand your need to move on. I certainly hope this dosen`t help again but if it does at least you will know what to expect.

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