31 December 2019

New Year's Eve. At home and no visitors expected. A brilliant Christmas in the Peak District with la famille. A day of brilliant winter sunshine and not a breath of wind, so what could be better...

P1110917Remember The Beast From The East? I wuz there, mate.

The storm reached our shores on the evening of 27th February, having been preceded by days of gale force easterlies you could hardly stand up in. It was horrible, walking into it on my way home from school. That 20 minutes, walking down Clee Road seemed like hours.

And then (stupidly) I signed up for extra punishment by going down to the sea front to watch the storm clouds gathering. It was pretty wild.

The next morning we woke to snow, but at least the wind had dropped (a bit). Meanwhile, half the beach ended up in Jubilee Gardens.

Click the Read More for some photos.

By the way, thanks, Russia.

 

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