Saturday, 15 December 2012

401. Storm damage & debris

Yesterday it never got properly light outside.  It felt like dusk at around 1:30pm and we were well and truly battered by wind and rain all day.  Last night this continued and combined with a high tide to produce massive waves which have caused a lot of damage to the roads.

I only had time to get along to the harbour area before opening up the shop this morning, but I heard that it's a terrible mess in the other direction too.  Several residents were clearing boulders from outside their houses along Fore Street for well over 2 hours this morning, and Alison's much admired quirky garden has been completely destroyed.

At least the seagulls are loving it as there are dead crabs all over the place!

 Great chunks of tarmac have been lifted up and smashed.

This is the usually stone-free grassy area beyond the harbour where the kiddies' rides are at the Fish Festival.

Look at the size of the big piece of tarmac under the pile of debris here!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

400. Snow (at last!)

During the entire year that I was doing this blog on a daily basis we had NO snow at all, and I was really disappointed not to be able to include any snowy photos.  

At long last, on post no.400, here it is!  This morning it was snowing really heavily, but now the sun's out and everything's sparkly and white.  Beautiful.