The "maestrale" is a cold northwest wind. It arrives after a low pressure front and sweeps away bad weather and humidity, leaving clear blue skies. A Molfettan proverb says that the "maestrale" lasts one day, 3 days or a week. I'm hoping for a one-day wind this time!
It's unusual to see waves in the Adriatic Sea. They only happen when there's a strong wind blowing. The picture above is deceptive in perspective because on the other side of the road from the windswept Maritime Pines there is a sheer cliff that drops down to the sea. The waves you see here are actually far from the shore.
A fiery sky
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