Sunday, April 15, 2012

You can’t pick the weather

Yesterday started out well enough so we thought it might just be OK for the Sevillana Fair. The morning was fine and the horses started to arrive in lovely sunshine around 12am.

Pam and I went off for a coffee and as we sat down it started to drizzle, then it stopped. When we returned to the park, the clouds had mostly  cleared and it was sunny again. Unfortunately that did not last, the heavens opened and we had a downpour. Luckily, there were gazebos in the park for people to shelter under but that did not help the ladies who were serving the tapas and drinks.

Half an hour later, the sun was back out and that lasted until about 5pm when the wind decided to pick up and the temperature plummeted. By the time we got back to the park, the dancing was over. The girls taking part were hardly dressed for the weather and so cut their performance short.

It was a shame that all the efforts of the organisers were spoilt by the weather, still I imagine they made a decent profit in the time that the sun shone. I hope it doesn’t put them off doing something similar next year.

PS We did get our pelotas and they were delicious. However, they were eclipsed by the wonderful desserts. Many thanks to all those who helped to organise the event and to those who prepared such wonderful food for us.

You can find my photos here.  

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