It was a gorgeous sunny morning today but with a very strong, freezing wind left over from last night's storm.
I had gone off to bed last night at 10 p.m. and, without my hearing aids, heard nothing of the storm force winds blowing wheelie bins and garden contents around the streets. P was there when I awoke at 8 a.m. so he obviously made it home in one piece, despite having to drag a large tree branch out of the way that had been blocking his side of the road. Fortunately there were no other cars on the road at the time.
We walked into town after breakfast, stopping to take a look at the white caps out to sea. My goodness though, the wind was so strong and so cold I struggled to get this shot. My fingers were frozen within seconds.
Of course, as a result of the stormy weather the ferries had been cancelled so there were no UK newspapers or UK foodstuffs on the shelves. No Saturday crossword for us this week.
We did buy some Manx milk and local cheese and some veg and a pie from the Farmers Market then battled against the wind to get back for hot chocolate and a slice of coconut cake.
Last week I collected the framed photo collage of old Ramsey that I had won in the local British Legion prize draw. Apologies for the poor quality photo here, but I am quite pleased with my prize.