August 24th, 2018 | Holiday ramblings
Well, our short summer closure is almost at an end, but at least the weather has been kind to us. Of course, I don’t mean for the purposes of topping up my tan, but much more from the point of view of our fruit now ripening on the vine. For the last couple of weeks there has been a lot of warm, even very hot sunshine, with temperatures mostly between 25° and 30°C (77° to 87°F), including an odd couple of days touching 34/35°C. A period of sustained warmth and sunshine was just what we needed, and we now live in the hope that this could continue through to the end of September.
The latter part of July and the month August are the peak periods for visitors to Galicia – in some resorts we even experience long traffic queues, often heading in the direction of our local beaches. After leaving London some years ago, I freely admit that traffic is something that I don’t miss at all.
Today’s photo shows a Portuguese circus packing up at the end of their short summer season on the coast. For us the end of summer merely signals that our harvest is now looming on the not-too-distant horizon!