three days of continuous rain. finally.
finalmente, la pioggia. i see some grins over the line. not that everybody was really waiting for it, except the farmers, however nobody complained as sprinkle started early this week.
after a winter without snow and only barely rain, march and april have been very dry too.
and right after easter, the weather changed course, bringing days of polar air and a strong freezing north wind which upset everyone. and mother nature as well. it hasn’t been so cold since mid february!
at the same time, the public authority announced a water shortage, asking everybody to take care about their own consumption. in our area, obermais, water supply has been switched from source to deep-well which, obviously, isn’t as good as the spring water we normally enjoy from tap.
then, the north wind stopped blowing, letting the clouds take place over south tyrol, so relief came last monday as first raindrops fell, turning to continuous rainfall in the late evening. it lasted until this morning, and it really was about time.
anyway, as it’s not hamburg here at least, today’s strong wind blew away the blanket of clouds, the mountains around reappeared, white on top, and the spring sun is expected to warm us again for the week-end. we hope the good source water to flow again soon from tap and cannot wait to grab our brand new e-mtb or put our alpine shoes on for the next exploration of mountains and valleys.
and about new exploration – last sunday we rode these awesome new e-mtb through the val passiria where we enjoyed delicious "marillenknödel" or in italian "canederli di albicocca" at the sandwirt, the birthplace of the tyrolean freedom fighter, andreas hofer.