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Before Ophelia

It was so gloomy this morning, it was more like the depths of winter than the middle of October. And then, just before eleven o’clock, the sun came out. But it was a strangely red, wan thing for the first few minutes. Then, as if a switch was flicked, the gloom lifted and the sun returned to normal.

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The sun just beginning to appear before 11am – red and wan

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A couple of minutes later it was becoming brighter

At the same time, the smell and the warmth of the air were amazing.  It was as though the world was on fire somewhere beyond the horizon; with a faint smell of smoke and odd gusts of hot air. Very eerie.

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Llanddwyn Beach – before the storm

Before the sun managed to come out properly and the air cleared, the whole sea and sky had a greenish tint, as though they were ill – but I couldn’t capture it in a picture.

Now it’s time to batten down the hatches until the storm has passed.

 

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Stormy seas

Last night’s strong winds and stormy seas have left their mark on the new boardwalk at Newborough: it now ends abruptly on the edge of a mini cliff of sand.

The boardwalk section that has been undermined at Newborough beach

The boardwalk section that has been undermined at Newborough beach

The sections of the boardwalk that are missing have been washed along the shore.

And some of the boards that have been washed along the shore.

And some of the boards that have been washed along the shore.

A cardinal marker buoy has also broken free from its moorings and is now sitting high on the beach near the main car park. The black fins on the marker buoy indicate the direction to which mariners should pass – in this case, as the arrows are pointing downwards, boats should’ve sailed to the south side of the buoy (when it was in situ, obviously).

And the marker buoy that has broken free and washed ashore.

And the marker buoy that has broken free and washed ashore.