Saturday, 3 January 2015

After the Storm


We had a storm passing by yesterday (by name of Svea, which is the ‘name of the day’ for 2nd January in our calendar) . I stayed indoors yesterday, but when going out today I could see that the wind had managed to cause a bit of a “mess” even if no major damage just around here. (It also ripped a tarpaulin from the bench on my balcony… But it got stuck against the rail and I heard and saw it and managed to salvage it.)

Trains between here and the coast were cancelled; and one of my guests on New Year’s Eve (who lives on the coast) was one of many who got delayed and had to take a replacement bus instead of the train when going home yesterday (I learned from her sister).

A video on YouTube shows the waves on the coast.
Not as bad as was expected, but still quite impressive:

PS. For those of you who missed my 1st January post: if you go back to it before 10th January, there’s still a chance to win one of my photo calendars for 2015.


  1. Wow, usually it is snow storms for you around this time of year. I am glad no snow and that you are O.K., and it did not do major damage.

  2. those waves are beautiful and I am glad you only had to deal with the tarp that blew on your porch...

  3. The sea is certainly rough in the video clip.Unable to watch all the way through as I became sea sick. I wonder how the wild animals survive when it is both cold and stormy. Are many small animals in hibernation or something like that?

    1. I gest easily sea sick too, Louise. I can watch a clip like this only if the camera keeps perfectly still. (Can't watch videos made with hand-held cameras!) As for the cold - yes, some animals go into hibernation. Not only small ones but also for example one of our biggest ones, the brown bear. Other animals grow thicker fur (and/or whiter, to match the snow!), or find other ways to adjust to the climate. Some birds (and certain butterflies) migrate to warmer climates for the winter and come back in spring.

  4. Thanks for the video. I could sit and watch that for hours, I just love looking at stormy seas. It certainly was a good storm.

  5. Wow that's a storm. btw, I like your blue polka-dot wall paper on your blog.

  6. That is a beautiful video. I love storms.

  7. I'm with Adrian on this one providing I'm not trying to get on or off my home Island.

  8. I am glad the waters have calmed, Monica. Wishing you all the best for 2015.

  9. Happy New Year to you Monica!!! Wishing you the BEST of everything for 2015.
    Loved your golden photos in this post, I don't play around with my photos in Picasa at all.
    Really nice to see you enjoying the new river boardwalk.
    I'm finally caught up with your blog.


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