Our neighbour in Norn Iron
is a former National BBC Weather man. He went over to London for Mr Fish's farewell party. It must have been last night as we enjoyed a tremendous gale with a very high tide plus lashing rain-worthy of Mr F in his prime. Talk about going out in style. A local shop keeper said that it was 'touch and go' at midnight as the fierce East wind blew the sea over the protecting wall up to the entrance of his shop but the tide turned just in time to avoid a major flood. Likewise the fact that we live up a lane about 40 yards from the sea saved our cottage from a soaking but seaweed and debris nearly reached our garden gate. Another very high tide is due about noon but the wind has moderated and the sun is making an attempt to show itself.
In the meanwhile news from Hutton indicates balmy autumnal weather. So we actually look forward to our return to the Merse on Saturday. Hopefully Mr Fish's long lie in and persistent hangover will keep him away from his broomstick.