04 December 2008

Damage

The high seas caused all sorts of damage. Above you see the beach in Garavan, which is the beach nearest to Italy. You see the deck of one of the beach restaurants pretty much wrecked.

In the smaller photograph you can an enormous dip, where part of the pavement has disappeared - this, near to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

In Gorbio a couple of days ago, we had 15 minutes of hailstones, followed by rain which then promptly froze causing all manner of problems in the village. You can see a photograph by clicking on the link. The ice is still piled up at the sides of the roads - unusual - very unusual - here.

14 comments:

  1. IMPRESSIONNANT le déluge de grêle sur Gorbio...on dirait de la neige....

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  2. I guess your part of the world always looks so pristine and perfect we never think about storm damage etc. I still long to sit on that beach and dip my toes in.
    V

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  3. Oh dear Jilly, your three last shots are just spectacular!

    Yesterday's surfer was eye candy to me (spirit of OZ) and the big wave and its reflection the day before is a photo I would have been proud to have taken.

    Now for today's damage...
    I look forward to seeing Peter's photos of Venice (he's flying home tonight). If he managed to get out of the flat, he should have some pretty spectacular shots to show.

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  4. Pasi from Finland04 December, 2008

    I tried to find translation for he word "grele". By the picture I guess it could mean very wet snow? Anyway, I think it must be quite shocking to have a weather like that down there. Here in Finland we have had wet snow, rain and icy streets, roads and paths. Not so nice when you go out with dogs.

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  5. It's amazing what kind of damage water can do and how fast it can do it. Be grateful you don't have our hurricanes. I'm sure I've mentioned that I lived in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer as a child, I still have very happy memories of the area and love seeing photographs of the coastline.

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  6. Pasi - grele translates as hailstones.

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  7. I understand the impact of beach erosion because it is a serious problem on the East coast of the US. Our state spends millions each year on what we called beach renourishment.

    We don't have hail here however I remember the damage it can cause from growing up in Texas.

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  8. Pasi from Finland04 December, 2008

    Thanks Jilly. Now I know what it means. Hailstones really can hurt, don't they?

    Hopefully the weather gets better soon!

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  9. Oh blimey! I'm not surprised though. Those waves the other day looked very rough!

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  10. I would not have expected this on the Côte d’Azur. Rough seas, yes, but severe freezing rain? This kind of erosion is a little hard for us to understand since it's well over a thousand kilometers to the nearest beach for us.

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  11. Goodness, I guess the high waves crashing are not as nice as I though.

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  12. Whoah - this looks terrible - hope there isn't too much more damage in your beautiful part of the world. You may need a hard hat!!!!

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