Summer in Normandy

It would appear that summer in Normandy consists of three different weather forecasts: looks like it will definitely rain, it’s raining or it’s pouring.  Actually, that statement is not entirely true. It should be two forecasts – looks like rain and it is a biblical proportion deluge.  It usually pours for anywhere between 2 to 30 min.  The rain is so intensive that when you drive into the rain on the highway it feels like the car just hit a brick wall, wipers can’t keep up and you can’t see a darn thing.  It soaks everything in seconds and then just as quickly as it came it stops.  It rains on average about 10 times per day,  a few minutes at a time.  We though Normandy would be a beach holiday, but so far we have not even stepped onto the beach once, not even to pick up some pebbles.  Luckily there a lot of other things to do, so we are keeping busy, as our Turkish tans fade into oblivion.





2 Responses to “Summer in Normandy”

  1. | August 16, 2014 at 2:25 am #

    Your description made we wonder if it was raining on June 6, 1944, as the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy. My friend Google showed me that the original plan was to attack on June 5th, but weather was really horrible. There was a break in the weather expected early on June 6th, and they pushed forth (though it did rain some) and the rest is history.

  2. | August 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    I don’t know about back then but so far it rained everyday we are here. It is on and off but still raining – it is crazy. You can find these in just about any shop here – it’s Normandy’s take on the issue.

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