You were warned.
Yesterday was always going to be about the weather. Wind gusts to 145 km/h were recorded and we lost power twice during the day. The second time was as I was about to put food in the oven for dinner, and it didn’t return until about 3:15 am.
During the first outage I went to the South Coast and attempted to catch the wind lifting the surface off the sea.
It was even more vigorous around the corner in Breaker Bay, and I had to watch the approach squalls so as to avoid salt spray on the lens.
Back home in the early evening, I looked down the valley to the South and despite the lack of power in the house was glad not to be out in it.
Later still, as I went to bed, I stuck my camera out the window and took this shot of the same scene. Yes, the people on the valley floor had no interruption. I suspect that those of us who live on the hill get stronger gusts and more trees fall over.
Tomorrow, a change of scenery.