Well oh my and heavens above Dear Reader! You don’t need me to tell you that the weather has been beyond atrocious unless of course you have been living in some sort of parallel universe. It has been quite unbelievable here on the formerly sunny Isle and the battering that we’ve had over the last few weeks has destroyed some very pretty parts and put houses and businesses in peril.
I was over in Freshwater in the middle of last week to meet a man about an article and we couldn’t get over the size of the waves crashing onto the rocks and shore and the incredible gusts of wind which nearly took my feet from under me.
I took just a couple of pictures before the wind drove me back into the car and I made my escape.
You don’t get any real sense from these of how blustery it really was – but you can’t take my word for it, it was! The nice man who I met is a graphic designer but who is also known as the Constant Doodler and we have a project or two that we are considering and which could be very exciting if they come off……I am really interested in developing my writing and I’m putting a feeler or two out there to see if I can get something started, so fingers crossed!
Thankfully by the weekend and the arrival of my brother and his family the weather had calmed down and we headed off to the beach for a spot of football
and some general larking about
And chit chatting
The rain did come in and we were driven into the beach shelters but it was good to get out of the house.
It was a grey old day but we and the brave dog walkers of Ryde were not to be thwarted and it brightened up just as we threw in to towel and could hear the wine calling from the fridge….
Sunday hove into view gloriously and we headed to Cowes for a bit of boat and ship spotting. Despite the town having been flooded, the clean up had been done and the shops and cafes were up and running once more.
It was a day for sunglasses, a lack of hats and gloves and there were plenty of folks out and about enjoying the half term sunshine
I’m pretty sure that we haven’t seen the end of the bad weather but fingers crossed for continued improvement and a proper Spring – not that we’ve really had a proper Winter! There are people who have been under water now for many weeks and it must be just awful for them. We are luckier than most – and don’t think that is not much appreciated.