15/05/2012

SEA MIST

I set off this morning to post a birthday card to my elder son. As I left the garage I had to put my sunglasses on, which made a change from the murk of yesterday.

Ten minutes later I was approaching Las Galletas and I honestly thought for a moment that something was on fire and sending great swirls of smoke through the village. A glance in the mirror told me that back up the hill the sky was clear, but when I drove past the roundabout the harbour had all but disappeared. I removed my sunglasses and got out the camera - this is what I saw (or rather, didn't). The OH, when I showed him the photos, called it "sea wrack".
The second photo is what it usually looks like.


  The view towards Costa del Silencio was equally spooky - it simply wasn't there. As if aliens had descended and just wiped the whole place out.     After buying a dress - retail therapy for shock - I had a restorative coffee with my daughter, We had both taken photos to show our other halves, on the basis that they wouldn't believe us otherwise. Then I returned to my car,.  See that notice-board on the left?  Costa del Silencio had reappeared, the sea mist had blown or burned away, and things were back to normal.




8 comments:

  1. Mist and fog do seem spooky, especially when they suddenly appear and steal away our landmarks.

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  2. I'm familiar with fog and that is so eerie and mysterious and sometimes scary not being able to make sense of the world...great photos!

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  3. The first time I visited my sister after her move to Lyme Regis it was thick fog. She kept telling me how beautiful the place is, with a stone cob curling into the harbour and gold-topped cliffs in the distance. I had to take her word for it. All I could see was white.

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  4. What a strange experience. Too many G & T's??

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  5. Wow, that's really amazing. We don't really have fog like that, so I think it's kind of cool.

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  6. The river I live near often has a thick mist - as you travel over the bridge you're travelling OVER the mist. It's amazing.

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  7. Britain looks that grey most of the time, just lately.

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  8. The day I took a ferry from Bergen to Stavanger on my Norway trip looked all murky and gray like that. It was eerie and beautiful at the same time.

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