Sunday, January 25, 2009


Ten years ago, just before new Year we had the storm of the century. We were watching a video of Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound (The film where Ingrid Bergman has the memorable line “Liverwurst”). We were just getting to the denouement when the electricity went off 3 times. After the third time we gave up watching and closed the shutters and searched around for candles, batteries and a radio. The power was off for 18 hours we were very lucky.

We went to bed at around 10 in the evening and slept soundly, we had no idea what was happening outside.

The next morning all was calm – in fact it was a beautiful day so we set off to explore.

The entrance(or exit) to the village was cut off by fallen trees

What was left of the parc

Then we tried to get down to the beach, we had to walk across the field.

Not far from out house. The fencing you see is about chest height. No bicycles on that day!

What was left of the carpark at the old bar

We just got the tip of the storms this weekend. Not too much damage. Rob took the photos.


Josephine said...

I'm glad it didn't happen to you again!! ;-)

Anji said...

Jo: Me too! A lot of the people who came off worse were the ones who came off worse last time.

Donna said...

Wow! Ya'll were Very lucky!!!hughugs

fineartist said...

Oh I'm glad you guys were spared too, bummer for those other people. We were without power for five days two year ago, it was a real drag.


The word verification is cooking, I remember cooking on a barbque grill when the power was out, it was a nightmare.

Anji said...

Donna: Both times!

Fineartist: I don't think I could cope for 5 days. Strange how the word verification often fits.