Thursday, September 20, 2007

Am I secretly in Ireland?





Look carefully at the pictures above. Do you notice something? Look again at the second picture. Now what? Nothing? Do you not see how the stones are... shiny? Wet, even? Yes - it is RAINING here. For the second day! For two days it has been cool and overcast here in Marrakech, with intermittent warm, heavy drops of rain, which leave a deliciously tropical scent on the air. Now, when I say "cool" apparently it's been in the early thirties each day, but right now (at eleven in the morning) it is only nineteen degrees, which is positively frosty. Sadly, we have a guest arriving on Saturday who is gasping to get away from London, and might not be as impressed at an overcast and rainy Marrakech as we are, but I'm sure the weather will be back to normal by the weekend.

3 comments:

Darren said...

I've lived in Malta for the last six months, having moved from rainy Vancouver (though I lived in Dublin too, and it's got nothing on Vancouver rain).

It hasn't rained once. Well, it did one day, but I was in Budapest. I really miss the rain. It's the longest I've gone.

We're considering living in Morocco for a few months in the new year. How often does it rain, in your experience?

Sarah said...

Well, it rained for 10 minutes two months ago, and then apparently for nearly an hour a couple of weeks ago when I was in Cambridge and that's been it for the summer, but we can expect a couple of days of rain in the Spring, although our housekeeper (I just asked her) is not optimistic...

Hilary Glime said...

how pretty