Renovation project - Back in Spain
We have a long drive and the last time we drove this way there
were major traffic jams heading into Spain so we set off early.
The drive is easy, but the storm clouds are gathering as we
approach the mountains.
I see the first big flash of lightning and it is stunning, it cuts
through the sky straight down to the top of one of the mountains.
The sky is getting darker and darker then the first splats of rain
come down within no time at all you cannot see the road the rain is
so heavy the sky so dark other than the flashes of lightning.
There really is nothing like a real storm in the mountains, but
they are much better through a hotel window rather than in a car!
The traffic slows and the road is covered in water, the sky is so
dark now, we keep going and see the light in front of us, the storm
is easing as we pass through it, the rain lightens up and stops as
quickly as it started, in the rear view mirror the sky looks black
and ominous, but we are through and on our way to Spain.
I see the sign that lets us know we are about to enter Spain, I
don't have time to take a photo this time and we do not pass any
border control, just a sign saying welcome to Spain.
It makes me think about what is happening in Europe at the moment,
with the Calais crisis and the big walls being built to stop people
getting into the UK, every border we pass there are either no border
control or controls that are no problem to pass though, yet the UK
is turning into a fortress I sit back and think about how lucky we
are that we are able to move around Europe, but also wonder if we
would ever be able to get back into the UK should we choose. But then
reality hits, we would never want to go back to live in the UK.