Tuesday 17 September 2013

Farewell to Summer?

Brooding skies
The last few mornings have felt distinctly chilly, with the temps falling to 18 degrees overnight -
a bit of a shock after weeks of lows of 26! This morning it was a 
respectable 20 degrees at 5 am and we reached a high of 25, but it 
was very windy & I mean VERY windy. In fact it was too
windy to sit out for lunch & dinner today - I can't remember the
last time we ate a meal indoors.
The sun did put in the occasional appearance but there were 
brooding skies for a large part of the day - cue lots of clicking 
away with my Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.

La Spiaggia Maiori
And so what does 'farewell to summer' really mean? 
It means goodbye to the crowded beaches with their regimented 
rows of sunloungers and parasols. It means 'arrivederci' to the
HUGE selection of flavours in all the gelaterie - most are now 
only offering half the choice they had on display a month ago.

Gelato, gelato, gelato
But for me it means having to finally give in & get dressed - after 
4 months of only wearing a bikini, I finally have to put clothes on.
And for the last 2 days that's what I've had to do - yuck!
However, we are lucky - the Cilento has a unique
micro climate and we are likely to see temperatures
in their 20s right to the end of October. Then should follow
the November rains & we will know that summer is finally over.

September sunset

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