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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 31-01-2021, 13:05 Thread Starter
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Still have the van Jan, but it a bit big for those little mountain roads, and has a considerable overhang making sharp changes of gradient a problem. In any case the car will be more fun and can go up any lane or whatever.
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The wind comes screaming in from the interior over the high mountainous region behind us and on towards the Med. We commonly get gusts of 90 to 100kph and can have a steady wind of 30 to 40 kph. The wind usually lasts between a couple of days and a week and comes maybe four times each winter.
I remember that wind! There's a special name for it which I can't remember.

We were parked looking over the Med with that wind howling about us. I'd just got up to drive us to a place of shelter when CRACK!! our top-light was gone, somewhere in the Med. And it wasn't even open!
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I remember that wind! There's a special name for it which I can't remember.

We were parked looking over the Med with that wind howling about us. I'd just got up to drive us to a place of shelter when CRACK!! our top-light was gone, somewhere in the Med. And it wasn't even open!
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Certainly in the south of France the Mistral wind can cause issues.
I recall on a site near Port Grimaud trying to save a neighbours drive away awning as they were away for the day, the wind blew up suddenly, a couple of us managed to keep it from going airborne but unfortunately a few of the metal poles were badly damaged.

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I didn't know it had a name Jean. Thanks for that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...l_winds#Europe
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Yes, we drove down your coast and stopped at a site. Could not understand why all the vans were parked back from the beautiful sea views! Then the wind came. We, in the fiver, were fine if a little shaken, the poor people who copied us, and parked away from the shelter of the trees and buildings, were shaken and stirred.
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InIsrael the wind was called the Hamsine

It was blown from the dessert, laden with fine cutting sand, warm and ferocious, visibility poor, sucked out oxygen from the air

It was said if you killed your wife in the Hamsine you couldnít be tried for murder

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It was said if you killed your wife in the Hamsine you couldn’t be tried for murder

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They have the same saying about one of the big winds in Spain - I wouldn't like to test it!

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Well girl you couldnít

If you killed your wife

It remains a mans world

You are not allowed to kill your husband

It is an Arab saying, male orientation , patriarchal

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