And this is what it actually looked like:
On Wednesday we had such a great thunderstorm that schools canceled classes (this is very funny to someone from Texas) and a bolt of lightning took out one of the two power stations on the island. It left a good part of Tenerife without electricity. While we only lost power for about 40 minutes at our place, others were without for more than a day.
They say the rain will decrease today (I write this as it is pouring outside) and that, by tomorrow, it should be a nice clear Spring day... We will believe that when we see it.
We did get out on Wednesday afternoon though. It was ugly here in Tabaiba so we drove about 40 minutes South and found relatively open skies. We wandered around the El Médano beach, watched the windsurfers and kite fliers, stopped for a beer and a snack, grabbed some more sand for the boy's "sand pool," and then headed back home through rainstorms. All in all, a nice little get away from the rain and overcast skies.
"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." ~Kin Hubbard