On Monday evening the flood sirens sounded - the first time in over 30 years. The sea defences were in danger of being breached. The Cove Inn (the building nearest the sea) had waves lashing against it's shuttered windows. It looks such a distance away from the sea in these calmer waters (to read more about it see here)
We have never seen some much jetsam washed ashore before. The storms have also moved all the pebbles and the incline of the beach is now much steeper, (the drop is estimated around 16 foot or 4.8 metres!)
Our plan had been to walk along the shores of Portland harbour on the old disused railway line (the grassy bit in the distance below.)
Looking out for wildlife and watching the wind catching the sails of the boats in the harbour.
|Turnstone, Oystercatcher, Brent Geese|
The oyster catcher seemed to know we wanted to take a picture of it and played 'catch me if you can' by flying further along the beach everytime we got close. It did this about 4 times!
I feel so much for those who have suffered with the flooding and also the severe cold weather that hit so much of America and Canada last week. I hope this week is calmer and warmer for you all.