And what a difference a year makes. Last year when we bombed down to the Costa we ran into frosty weather at home and blizzard conditions up in the mountains of the Haute Roussillon. This year we saw massive floods across North Wales and not a smidgen of the white stuff anywhere. Along the length of our journey the weather felt unseasonably warm, and now, down here on the Costa Brava, it's sunny and a balmy 18°C this morning.
|Dublin Bay lighthouse in the dawn light|
My heart goes out to all those poor folk in the North of England with flooded homes. I really hope that Storm Frank doesn't add to their woes later today, although the weather reports from home don't seem to hold out much hope on that front.
|Being overtaken by Irish Ferries' Dublin Swift ...|
All the best for now,