Not a good day for Maramures gates, trees, church roofs… and drunk bus stops.

It was all a bit surreal. The weather was calm, it was a normal evening. Within 20 seconds the trees were shaking like they were about snap…. and then a sudden huge gust came through and ‘crack crack crack’ they dropped like flies. I had that “Tsunami 2” feeling but luckily was for only a few seconds, the wind dying down and within 20 mins the sun was out again like nothing had happened. It could have been a lot worse. No one hurt and no big trees crashed into the houses. Many roofs off, many trees down just when they were about to produce this year’s much-needed crop of fruit that we have been denied for some years now. Anyway, life goes on and they say the power will be back on soon. And every story has a silver lining, literally. See the last pic in the set 🙂 As I arrived down at the hotel to see the damage, the winds were waving goodbye with a nice rainbow. The colours in the sky where amazing. We then started to see the damage that is everywhere in the village of Breb. On taking guests to dinner we called ahead to see if she was OK to still serve. She said she was fine and didn’t mention it might be a bit tricky to get into the house now the gate was down. Next morning amazingly most haystacks were in tack. This one getting some help to be straight again. Maybe 10 – 15 trees are down around the hotel. This will become a table stand one feels. This huge...