Saturday, January 11, 2020

Was it windy last night?

I don’t know what gave me that idea!


Ever since moving to Victoria fifteen years ago, Ali and I have often commented on how still the air is here. We were used to constant air movement. Prevailing winds sweeping off the Atlantic, sometimes so strong it was a struggle to stay on your feet. Checking the wind direction before deciding which beach to go to. The ferries thought nothing of crossing the Channel in a Force 8 and heaving seas.

Here, the trees are still most days. We could play badminton with the kids on the front lawn - something we could never do in Guernsey on even the calmest of days.

So it’s a bit unusual to find wind warnings now for several days running, ferries disrupted, and furniture tossed around like paper.

6 comments:

  1. That's windy all right. That from the storms heading through the north yesterday?
    It seems there is always a breeze here.

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  2. Alex, the storms have been blowing through the Pacific NW for days now, and are still going on. I think we've had wind warnings posted every day for the past week.

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  3. Hi Ian - certainly I was aware when the wind blew ... it was rare - which surprised me ... I quite like being back here for the change in weather! Cheers and here's to finding those chairs! Happy 2020 - Hilary

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  4. Hilary, the chairs are back where they should be, but now covered in snow!

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  5. Yowza. Yeah, I'd say you had a bit of wind. Now that you've gotten used to the calm, it must've felt strange to experience that much wind again. I wonder if it was a blast of welcome nostalgia for you... or not.

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  6. Hardly nostalgia, Susan. We've got used to being able to leave things out and find them where we left them :)

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