Woke up yesterday morning early around 5.30 am, and heard this whooshing noise, I thought it was a plane a bit off course, as we are about 10 miles from Bournemouth airport, though it wasn’t really loud, it was noisy, it came closer and I was just wondering what on earth it could be then i heard the rain, Lor’ did it pour! it battered against the windows like fury, lasting around 5 minutes, when i got up there were flooded areas all over. Anyhow I was going to my daughter Arlene’s for lunch later, I took Ruby for her walk and was lucky to get a dry one. A little later the rain came on again and boy did it rain, I was beginning to wonder if I’d get out at a. There was no let up for about an hour, fortunately it eased up just before I went out. Again the streets were flooded some from pavement to pavement. There was a small tornado a few miles away and several people on Face Book commented on thunder, lightening and very heavy rain, The weather is really doing strange things to us lately.
This morning it rained again but not so bad, but when I went to the beach with Ruby the wind was really blowing a hooly, it just didn’t now which way to blow from, it was tossing around like a Flamenco dancer’s skirt, My hat blew off before I could pin it down, and landed in a puddle As it wasn’t raining I gave up trying to hold it on. The waves were really smashing on to the break-waters and the sea was wild, I wished I’d taken the camera.
Looking further along the shoreline towards the West I could see that The Run was really boiling, To explain, The Run is the meeting of the River Stour and Avon in a small gap between Hengistbury Head and the mainland of Christchurch, If it’s wild later in the week I may take a drive over that way.
It’s quietened down now [lunchtime] but I think we can say that Summer’s been and now gone