Sunday, February 28, 2010

Taken with Rob's iPhone

I'm afraid the quality isn't up to much. As you can see the weather is beautiful - now.

Where did the bridge go?

The road is one big jigsaw puzzle

The cycle path!

No way out of the village this side

This was a field yesterday

A lot of damage can be done within a few hours.


Dru Marland said...

Can't it just!

The severe weather warnings were progressively downgraded here, and it ended up being a slightly soggy but ultimately fine day, with a memorable sunset over the Malverns as we trundled south. I felt cheated, though. I like a good storm.

Anji said...

I grew up with the sunset over the Malverns!

I quite like a a storm, but a normal one, last night was a little too noisy for my liking.

Peter (Worldman): said...

We master a lot, many things, in many ways. But nature is always stronger than us and we will never mater it.

caroline said...

I have been wondering if you were al right!

Looks like you have some damage that will take a while to fix. All our roads are cracking up after the frosts, there is no way on earth that they can be repaired with limited resources.

Trust it does not inconvenience you too much.

Caroline xx

Anji said...

Peter; your words are very true, a timely warning for us all.

Caroline: Thank you for thinking of us. The people a little further north were a lot worse off. Yes, repairs are going to take a lot of time and money too.

Mary Lou said...

OH WHEW!!!! I just heard about this when I saw LaROchelle videos on the Noon News!! I immediately ran in to email and see if you were ok. It is really heartstopping when you see the town where you have friends, undergo a disaster!

We have storms like that all the time, so we are used to it, and we are high enough that the water does not get to my house, although it could inundate the lowlands.

Glad to hear you are all safe and dry!

Dont Sons just make you sooo ANGRY at times?

alan said...

Saw footage on the news yesterday afternoon and wondered about you; glad all of you and your home survived! Hopefully Rob's bike can be disassembled and have the greases changed and be OK as well!

I know very well the frustrations of sons who think they are invincible! The grandkids seem to be thinking the same way of late...


Anji said...

Mary Lou: Thank you for your concern. The problem here is that there has been some building where there shouldn't be. The fishing village along the coast was different, the houses have been there for centuries. I taught there and the community is very close, it will be very important at a time like this.

Alan: The bike seems fine so far. He's going to give it a clean when he has a day off.No damage to the house at all. We were very lucky.

Mary Lou said...

By the way, NICE Photo of you, I just noticed it changed! Im Slow!

helenchapel said...

I am so sorry that your beautiful part of the world has been so damaged by this storm. I have seen these events first hand both in England and abroad at it never ceases to amaze me how different the worl can look 24hrs after a major storm. I do hope you will be able to see life returned to peace and comfortable normality very soon?

Do take care and I'm sending you fond wishes and hugs
Helen xx

Anji said...

Helen: Thank you for your concern. We haven't really suffered in our village as the sea is about half a mile away. The roads down there have more or less been carried away and the waves have thrown a lot of stones and driftwood from the beach quite a distance. We were expecting more wind damage than we got