Well, we had a good run. The rain finally returned this past weekend, and it returned with a vengeance! Many areas in BC have been on Level 3 / Level 4 water restrictions for most of the summer, Vancouver included. When the forecast said “heavy rainfall and high wind warnings”, deep down we didn’t really want to believe it. But, yes, it came true!
Winds infiltrated lower BC, gusting up to 80 km/hr. Leaves and branches scattered the roads, massive trees came down, power outages were abundant (keeping BC Hydro very busy), with some still without power!
The talk of our street? This guy. A huge branch broke off one of the trees and everybody had to come and take a look (and take pictures!). It fell neatly between two parked cars, missing both unbelievably!
The forecast for Sunday was not supposed to be much better, but the rain did break for a few hours in the early afternoon and we were able to get out for a nice 30 km cycle.
Fingers crossed the weather brightens up for the coming long weekend, as we’ve got climbing projects to start!