Saturday, January 3, 2015

After the Storm

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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:
http://youtu.be/5GnU5vv2gW0

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.

10 comments:

  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.

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

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  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?

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    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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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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