After a long dry spell with hardly any rain for months we have just experienced the wettest weekend since we have lived in Las Negras. The rains arrived on Friday, continued with only short breaks throughout Saturday and last night the storms were at their worst.
We walked down to the village this morning to see the results of the storm. The sea was still wild which made for some dramatic photos with the boats.
The beach was covered with driftwood, cane and anything else the sea could throw onto it.
Some of the small boats had suffered. This one was stranded at the end of the beach.
Walking back home we took this photo looking back through the fields to the village. A few weeks ago these fields were brown with just a few dried stalks of grass and withered shrubs. Suddenly, they have turned a lush green and new life is sprouting. The much-needed rain means that the wild flowers should be spectacular this spring.
We returned this afternoon when the sun came out and took this photo of a rainbow dropping into the mountains behind Las Negras.
We walked to the next cove, El Cuervo, where we saw part of the rainbow dipping into the sea.
More spectacular images here with the dramatic sky and wild sea.
The full arc of the rainbow briefly appeared and we captured it in this photo.