Saturday, December 17, 2011
The storm .
A second day of strong wind and driving rain . Just like Scotland but warmer. The Atlantic storm that's been pounding the coast has worked its way inland. Despite the weather four municipal workmen show up to erect a bus shelter . This is surprising. Two years here and we've never seen a bus. It seems the mayor is determined to spend what remains of his budget before the end of the year .
Wilfs in a good place. While the gale rages outside he spends his day avoiding Madame Bay and sleeping, curled up, by the fire. We venture out in the morning and again in the evening during lulls in the storm . There's something calming about these gentle unhurried routines with a family dog . It's as if old PON's know '' the quieter you become the more you can hear " .