|The local ferry in a very choppy sea!|
Having seen a picture of the ferry today, I think I'll stay home for the moment!Thank you for all the lovely wishes and concern. It was indeed a bit choppy last night and a tad on the windy side. By the sounds of it we had it a bit less scary than those out to the west and those up north of us.
The worst of the winds were recorded on top of a hill for their very scary 'don't go up there' value at gusts of 122 mph. Even in the morning (at much reduced winds) the living room windows were whistling and they actually appeared to be moving ever so slightly.
Casualities in the garden appear to be a couple of shrubs which are no longer planted (up by the roots and gone), and a few bits of shrubs look a bit worse for wear. A good handful of 5-10 ltr pots appeared to lose their contents (!) and aside that not much damage to report.
House all fine and well - although my 14 year old did pop upstairs at 3am and hop into my room wondering if the house was actually going to take off. As the wind was worse on her side of the house, she decamped in with me for a while and then scarpered through to the spare room (more room in the bed!).
I'm hoping it will be less noisy tonight, although the forecast is bad again, its not as bad. As I left for work this morning - one of the hens was being buffered about the yard and although the dog went out for a bit, he's not keen on the wind and scarpered back indoors! Clever dog!
I hope its not too windy by you tonight!