We got to Orihuela for 11am only to find that none of the stalls had opened. The wind was the problem, strong gusts forced the delay with some even packing up and leaving after their stalls had been damaged overnight.
No matter, by noon it had calmed down enough for the market to open.
We nearly missed the inaugural parade at about 2pm and had to hot foot it to the town hall to catch them arriving there.
Today the forecast is for strong wind again accompanied by rain which may mean another delay in opening. Tomorrow should be dry and sunny but that wind will still persist. It could well be calmer on Monday but of course the market will be finished then.