Hi there, beautiful people. Just thought I'd pop up on your screens with a quickie to left you know what's going on around these parts.
Storms. Rain. Hailstorms. That's what's occurring around here.
We've been battered by storms and deluges coming in off the Atlantic for what seems like weeks now. I'm finding myself with just the occasional short window of weather good enough to walk around the 'hood before some more of the stuff comes back and hits me.
Our latest storm was Storm Eleanor. She hit us on the night of 2/3 January with 50-75 mph winds.
She was relentless through the night. She huffed and puffed and shook my little house. I could feel my little house shudder and its granite walls are 12 inches thick!
Here's what it looked like on the morning of 3 January in my 'hood.
It shook up the sea on the west coast, where I live.
The heavy seas breached the sea walls and coastal roads became flooded.
As the tide subsided and the storm eased, the occasional car braved the roads.
But there were no pedestrians to be seen. The water was above wellie-height.
A coastal restaurant car park, flooded. No cars left here overnight, fortunately.
Many houses were flooded along the coastal area.
(Photos from the Guernsey Press FB)
Eleanor was a particularly noisy storm. She blew without pause all through the night, battering the house and the windows, augmented occasionally by rainy squalls and intense hailstorms. Sleep was sparse. There is a fair amount of flooded fields inland too.
So whilst the storms choose GB as a favoured destination, our little islands fresh food takes another hit. This time I give you the fruit shelves.
We felt sorry for the fruit that's left. Why don't the vultures want those two coconuts sitting huddled together on the top shelf? Or the solitary melons left in their boxes? Heartbreaking sights indeed.
We're hoping the storms will abate soon.
The cargo boats will get through.
The field opposite the house will dry up and the ponies will be able to get out grazing again.
I'll get some washing out on the line without fear of it blowing into Mr Neighbour's garden.
And I'll get out walking again.
Another storm is on it's way, but not forecast to be as bad as Eleanor, which was one of our worst storms in recent years, apparently.
But it's alright, Storm Eleanor ...
I'm alright where I am.
A la perchoine.