Hail and landslides in Alicante

Hail and landslides in Alicante

We arrived at our hotel on seafront at Alicante late last night and found a scene of devastation — mud and boulders lying in the roads, and a big cleanup operation underway, involving diggers and bulldozers.

Much of the foliage had been stripped off the trees and a 20ft-high hotel sign was lying flat in the car park. There were also drifts of hailstones the size of marbles which give the area a look of winter. We had watched the storm from a distance while collecting passengers in the Elche area — very black with lots of lightning.

All the dogs travelling with us to the UK seemed completely unfazed by this cold wet stuff. Little do they know that where they are going, it is not such a rarity…

Hailstones in your hand

Hailstones in your hand

Cold underfoot — Charley and Buddy on a hailstone glacier

Cold underfoot — Charley and Buddy on a hailstone glacier

By | 2016-10-17T11:09:01+00:00 Tuesday, September 22, 2009|animal transportation, on the road, pet travel by road, things we have seen|0 Comments

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