Stormy weather brewing

On the boat, we would follow (and anticipate) bad weather on the accuweather site. Rising water levels weren’t a worry as we’d rise with them, but a few times the boats on the river were cut off from the land as the gantries were under water.Photos: marina car park (and river berths) January 2016

Not having a garden and having to take Maggie up to the dog walk or a walk round the Avenue for her to do the business kept us fit, but when it was raining, was a chore and a half. Once we had the covers installed, it gave us extra space for putting on/taking off our outdoor clothing, plus we could hang our wets up to dry, or drip, whatever suited the time.
Photos: dog walk (from car park) January 2015 dry and January 2016 flooded.

It’s strange, but the site of preference then is pretty useless here and so far the Met Office site has got it completely wrong practically every day, so we are now using another.
We walked Maggie round the park this afternoon then up on the prom to see what the sea was doing. The tide was still out, but the water was churning, the clouds flying across the sky as if trying to escape its anger. It looks like we’re in for a stormy night.
Photo: January 2018

There is a heavy band of bad weather due to hit us in about half an hour for a duration of  three to four hours. The flood gate on the prom has been closed, so no doubt the tide is expected to come a fair ways in tonight.
We therefore decided to take Maggie out early rather than run the risk of getting drenched at her usual walk time. As always, we were glad of our yellows as they keep out the wind as well as the rain. There was water in the air, but although cold, it wasn’t actually raining.

The wind is picking up and whistling round the house like a steam train.
Inside, we are snug and warm, the vents in the windows have all been closed, and the only annoying factor will be the garden gate which rattles now as Hubby enlarged the bolt hole because it kept sticking.
Maggie and I have come to bed and she has curled up, with one baby, against my hip.
Bang on the expected time, it’s started to rain.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Stormy weather brewing

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Flood warnings for Christchurch Harbour and Swanage and to stay away from Mudeford Quay ( my favourite spot for watching the waves! ) in the morning.

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