Friday, June 08, 2007


What a difference a day makes. The same beach is very popular for surfing and board riding. If a stranded ship breaks up it will be a different matter. It will have a risk assessment soon.
The weather has been extreme with gales and a hugh sea swell and visibility is poor.
A second ship is in difficulties off Stockton Beach. Tugs are at work there and the ship has two anchcor lines tangled up to add to the problems.
Torrential rain is creating floods in much of the valley and in our streets. Trees everywhere are shedding branches or being uprooted. Blackouts are widespread as the power lines etc are blown down and the traffic is having all sorts of difficulties.

1 comment:

Curly said...

Yet this beach looks so idyllic, one would not have though that big ships could flounder here!

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