The wind has shifted round and it's a little quieter in the house for now. The thunder and lightning has ceased for the moment, though forecast to return. Fortunately the power has stayed on so far, and all is well at Sandside.
Folk on the island have been phoning round to make sure everyone is OK, and offers of help where needed. I was up at 7 this morning VERY unusual for me. A neighbour phoned as it was so unusual to see my lights on that early unless I'm going to the town and on a day like this THAT was unlikely! But I'd been woken by the storm and decided to sit wrapped in my dressing gown with a mug of tea and listen to the radio rather than go back to bed.
There has been rain and hail - hail the size of blooming golf balls I swear! The noise they make hitting the window I fear for the glass!
Button is bored but has been out for the "necessary". She's also liked the heating being on for longer (to keep the house warm in case of power loss). With underfloor heating it means she has warm paws and has taken to sleeping on the carpet rather than her bed! Very disconcerting!
Anyway only a few days ago I was walking on the beach enjoying the beginning of winter with blue skies. So I'll try and recapture that mood now as I gaze out on pitch black windows and listen to howling wind!
We went for a wander on the sandy beach first......
Button enjoyed a little hunting in the long grass
While I searched for patterns in the sand.....
|A birdie finishing off the remains of a crab?|
|And Button Paws!|
|And of course...mine|
And the sun low over Sandside Bay
More of our walk tomorrow. I have to treasure the calm day photos, they cannot all be squandered at once on long windy winter days :-)