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Stormy Morning

Posted in Brighton with tags , on October 28, 2013 by telescoper

As expected, it was a stormy night last night, and it has been a stormy morning so far too. I was woken up a couple of times in the night by the sound of the wind and rain, but still managed to get a decent kip. When the radio alarm came on at the usual time, 6am, it was clear that I still had electricity so whatever had happened overnight couldn’t have been as bad as the storm of 1987!

I saw a tweet before I left for work this morning advising folk to avoid Brighton seafront during the storm. That’s a bit difficult when you live on the seafront. Anyway, I did decide to take a short walk along the promenade before returning to my usual route to the bus stop. I managed to take this picture with my Blackberry, the view being eastwards towards Brighton Marina. It was quite difficult to get a picture directly into the sun, but it gives you an idea of the size of the waves crashing against the breakwater.

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And another, with less sun and more waves…

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I was pretty relieved when I got up to the Sussex University campus to find just a few small branches down. Very different from 1987! The wind is still strong, and blowing a lot of leaves about, but I think it’s going to be business as usual today. That’s a relief, because I’ve got rather a lot to do!