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.