We had such beautiful summer weather yesterday! Warm and sunny, barbecue dinner, relaxing coffee on the veranda in the afternoon. And then a bit of rumbling in the distance, so I thought I'd better get my washing in, just in case.
And then it started: thunder, hail and then rain - the worst I've ever experienced! The area flooded in minutes. A brown river of clay poured down the hill behind the houses and through our gardens.A view of the neighbour's house. Both houses (semi-detached) got water damages indoors and their steps down to the road were washed away!
We were unbelievably lucky - the poor little bushes in the foreground mark where our gardens starts and the water just skirted them and over to our poor neighbours.
This is our road! After 30 minutes the rain stopped and left mud all over the place. We are going to have a nice job clearing up.
It was an amazing experience though - nature is an unrelenting force.