Gregg found this colorized video on YouTube the other day. If he comes across anything on Devon he always makes sure I see it. When I lived in England over 35 years ago, Torquay was about two miles from my village and also the town I worked in for ten years before I came to America. I had the video on here but for one reason or another it was taken off. I shall try and find it again on YouTube when I think about it.
We have just spent a lovely weekend in Charlottesville and I will be sharing photos of our trip in my next post. It's only a couple of hours from home and the drive there and back went very quickly. Gregg and I chat all the way there and all the way back. Traveling in cars make for great conversations while looking at the scenery as you pass by.
On our way home and towards the last part of our journey we noticed dark and ominous clouds approaching. As we drove through our neighborhood we saw the first lightning streaks, which were spectacular against the darkened sky. No sooner had we rolled into the driveway the first drops of rain fell. We had time to get a few belongings into the house and the heavens opened up. There was one little squirrel on the deck and he took off at the first clap of thunder, and the rain belted down in a torrent. I always wonder how those squirrels handle the weather as the trees were really whipping around. I would imagine that being tucked in their nests it must have felt like the teacup ride at Disneyland. I also wonder about the birds and other animals? Hopefully they find a quiet little spot away from that wind and torrential rain.
We lost our electricity for a couple of hours but all is well now. The storm has passed, we have our windows open again, and we're feeling a lovely cool breeze. Gregg is watching a baseball game and I am catching up on the computer.
Added note: here is another video I found on YouTube. A photographer shows dozens and dozens of photos taken in and around Torquay, which for me are wonderful. I can see how things have changed and yet a lot have stayed the same. He goes through his photographs quite speedily, just in case you wonder why your eyes start to ache. I had to give up and will go back again later. Also a word of warning, there is one photo that has a nude bather on the beach. It doesn't bother me but not sure how you feel about it, hence the heads up.