February 5, 2014 at 10:19 am #1923
This is our main and only rail link down to Devon and Cornwall – or should I say wasFebruary 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm #1924
You are cut off! It’s awful. Perhaps the money promised for the High Speed rail link from London to the north would be better spent rescuing a rail service for Devon and Cornwall.February 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm #1925
Is your path up to the watch tower safe?February 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm #1926
Krisaby. It was wet and slippery last Friday but we were careful and had trenching poles and boots today the weather knocked out the weather station and the two am watch keepers who are both very experienced said that they had never seen conditions like it. 200 feet up and the sea spray overtopped the lookout !!!February 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm #1927
My goodness. Please take care Ivybags. Does the lookout have to be manned 24 hrs?February 6, 2014 at 9:36 am #1928
Golly! Be VERY careful Ivybags! 😕
This is our local beach front restaurant. We are not at home at the moment, but our house is about 150 feet above this bay.
Note the boarded up windows, which had been knocked out by the last big storm. High tides normally reach to the foot of the wall below the beach huts. The boarded up beach hut is the one used by the RNLI lifeguards in summer.February 6, 2014 at 11:03 am #1929
Oh my goodness, stay safe.February 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm #1930
We have made morsbags there haven’t we Beattie?February 6, 2014 at 1:02 pm #1931
That’s right Offcuts. We sewed in the little garden where this was filmed from. The weather was quite a bit better then.
Been away & found a photo – I think the roof to Offcuts’ right is the one with waves breaking over it.
Was that 2009 Offcuts?
February 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm #1933February 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm #1942
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OOh – that looks bad. And its off again this evening – so far without the wind – but that is set to arrive again soonFebruary 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm #1943
Beattie the beach front cafe clip has just been on the 10pm BBC news.February 7, 2014 at 1:02 am #1944
Oooh yes, though in your photo we’re in the restaurant of the pub a little further up the hill from the beach. 😀February 7, 2014 at 5:45 am #1947
Ivybags – it is quite a challenge this coast watch that you do. What a brilliant and unselfish set of people you are. I do love the power of a rough sea – but not THAT rough!
I love the photos of the coastal morsbaggers and those awesome views. The news of the storms is far more disturbing when you know people who are living in the midst of it.
Is it a comfort for you to know that here in Essex (it is still raining but not like you have) we have crocuses out in the garden – and yesterday a little iris popped out!February 7, 2014 at 9:38 am #1949
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