All around the country it has been very wet of late and we have been unable to go out. Our garden is like a mud bath as the ground just isn't having chance to drain all the water away. We even have a little pond right in the middle of the path. Walk through the water or over the muddy grass. Either way I am sick of having to clean up all the mess inside the doorway.
Today, the sun shined for around an hour. Admittedly there was very ice like wind but dry. Like much of the South Coast and The Welsh Coast we had a little bit of a storm hit this morning. High tide here was 9.20 and we waited until just before 10 before we went out to look. We walked the mere 80 metres to the gate at the end of the road and this is what greeted us:
Water coming up the slope. Sadly if it reaches the top it most likely paddle time for us. But luckily it didn't.
That metal bin attached to concrete on the bottom right was by the lamp post yesterday.
The prom is 8 foot down those steps and 12ft wide. The beach is another 15ft drop down the sea wall yet the waves came over.
The waves really are higher than the lamp post.
Getting brave but can I point out at this point the water was NOT coming anywhere near where we are standing. The ground is still wet from high tide but is not splashing up by us.
We have been very lucky where we live. The following photos are not mine and are taken from the Love Tywyn facebook page.
The other side of the road from us is a caravan park and that got flooded. We live behind that dormer bungalow so are very very lucky not to be paddling.
A third of a mile down past the caravan park the train line has been washed away.
The main sea front was also flooded.
A few miles up the coast in Barmouth people were evacuated last night and the town is under water. Such destruction and misery all caused by nature.
Aberystwyth sea front now looks like this:
We are now back inside as surprise surprise it's raining again.
Linking up with #CountryKids over at Coombe Mill and hoping everyone keeps safe during this storm.