It never rains in California (Tenerife)


"Seems it never rains in southern California

Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before

It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?

It pours, man, it pours"

(Mamas and The Papas)

Hello from sunny Tenerife where it only rains in February. Well, not quite. For about the last week and a half it has rained every day. Like other volcanic islands in the middle of the ocean there are always clouds at some point in the day over the Canaries. Normally we get some light mist from the clouds. We have been experiencing steady downpours of several hours at a time. There is a lot of airborne dust here, some of which blows in from Africa. With the steady rain it has been coming down and making quite a mess. We have not gone swimming as the water is just ugly.

Last night Rob and I went drinking with a group of Netherlanders from the boat next to Urs and Isabelle. It seemed that every time we wanted to head home we were stuck in a bar in a downpour. Of course the only solution was to have another beer. I have a splitting headache this morning! Not only that but we decided to walk back in the rain so I got totally soaked. Actually we did not decide, the bars closed for the night so there was no place to go.

Fair winds and following seas.

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