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Sunday, September 27, 2015

We went for some sun but hey what the hell!



I have some photographs but to be honest this video says it all. Very very frightening at times with the lightening. The storm was ferocious for 10 hours and went on for 24 hours. The scene is devastation in lots of places. Emergency services pumping out homes and hotels etc. A state of emergency has been called.
The sea is brown not blue and hotel swimming pools are full of mud.

Sheltering against a wall as the wind and rain was intense. The silence of this photo is deafening.
Post the storm with sun beds deep in mud. 
Photo courtesy of Kefalonia.
How it was meant to be.

14 comments:

blogpackinglight said...

Lucky you weren't camping! Frightening

AlanR said...

We would have been washed away for sure.

John Sanderson said...

We had exactly the same last year in Kefalonia for about 18 hours. How our villa didn't flood I'll never know. And the storm is so close over head that the noise of the thunder is unbelievable.

Dawn Linney said...

That is scary stuff Alan.

AlanR said...

Hi John. I have been going to Kef for 33 years and had many a fantastic spectacle from electric storms, especially in hot June. The rain can be heavy to say the least but the locals say that this was the worst they can remember, To have an 18 hour storm with such heavy prolonged rain last year should have been still stuck in their memory. I also went last year, but we had nothing as bad as this. The thunder was so loud it is impossible to describe.
To think that man has any chance of changing nature with wind turbines is bordering on insanity, but thats another story.
PS. I emailed you to your gmail account a couple of weeks ago, did you get it?

AlanR said...

Too right Dawn. In places it was possible to swim down the main road.

Sir Hugh said...

Just caught up with you after finishing my tame English walk. Glad I wasn't on a backpacking trip there. What was the rest of the "holiday" like?

AlanR said...

Weather mixed but minimum temp 21C. We love the place and the people and we will be back next year. Home today so will catch up with your exploits asap.

afootinthehills said...

Wow! Good job you've both got an adventurous spirit. The main thing is that you are both OK.

AlanR said...

I think the adventurous spirit was probably Ouzo. At the time we didn’t realise it was going to be as bad as it got and we went out for a walk in it. The forecast said light thundery showers.

Phreerunner said...

Hmmm!

AlanR said...

Hmmm?

Phreerunner said...

Hope you are feeling better. You missed a good walk today...

AlanR said...

Getting there Martin. Probably another couple of days. I was quite looking forward to the walk especially with the weather being so good.

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