Today has been extremely windy so far.
I walked into town for my morning shift at the charity shop and found that I had to battle against the headwind, barely able to stay upright let alone move forward.
The poor customers were almost blown over each time the door was opened and people were passing by in the street with their hair standing on end.
It was even worse on the walk back home. As I rounded the corner to walk up the main road, a sudden strong gust blew me over. Luckily I managed to grab hold of a lamppost to prevent myself from falling.
There were stray pieces of detritus swirling around and the sound of metal rattling angrily from various construction sites along the way. I half expected to be hit by falling roof slates, or worse.
I made it home safely but heard on the news that the road where I had my narrow escape had just been closed as the roof was being blown off the bus station.
Holy cow! That sounds like an adventure! I'm trying to imagine what a person would even do watching a bus roof blow by. Glad you're tucked away safely.ReplyDelete
The wind seems to be easing a little now. We can go out and dig all the fallen leaves out of the porch!Delete
We share the same weather JayCee. I have just read that the UK is getting snow next week.ReplyDelete
Snow??? Crikey. That's early.Delete
Good grief - sounds bad. Over here we are unseasonably mild. Haven't heard about snow although nothing would surprise me this yearReplyDelete
We are quite a windy island but this morning was particularly bad up here.Delete
Winds and storms have never been "my cup of tea". There's always danger of blowing you over. When at a certain age, on a windy/rainy day, one should perhaps stay home.ReplyDelete
That would seem the most sensible option.Delete
Heavens to Betsy, that was quite a blow. Glad you made it home safe and soundReplyDelete
Thanks Linda. It made quite an exhilarating walk.Delete
It would have been sensible to not have set out or to have turned back. Wind damage caused by falling trees, structures, roof tiles etc. is very dangerous.ReplyDelete
Yes quite so. It hadn't been apparent just how bad it was until I reached the main road on my out. I carried on as I didn't want to let down the charity shop. I shall think twice next time.Delete
You need to get some lead boots.ReplyDelete
Or put on more weight.Delete
Have visions of you playing at being Gene Kelly with lamp post but minus the rain. Was it a cold northerly or warm southern or one of those from elsewhereReplyDelete
A warm South westerly so at least I didn't freeze.Delete
I now know what Lord Peregrine should buy you for Christmas! A safety helmet with a strong chin strap.ReplyDelete
Do they come in pink?Delete
Glad you are safe and sound, JayCee. Sounds scary to me. You found a good photo to demonstrate your predicament! :)ReplyDelete
Looks just like me!Delete
Oh wow, that is some crazy wind! Glad you made it back safely.ReplyDelete
It seemed worse as the road that I was walking along was orientated in exactly the same direction as the wind.Delete
Oh, my goodness - that sounds frightening! Glad that you made it there and back safely.ReplyDelete
It did take me by surprise. It wasn"t so bad at home, but was gusting along the roads into town.Delete
Happy windblown you made it home safely.ReplyDelete
Probably the most windblown I've been took place on the one and only ocean cruise I ever took. Trying to get exercise each day, in the early morning I would go to the top of the ship (about 12 stories high) where there was a walking path (1.8km) that looped from the front to back of the ship. On a particularly windy day with a very strong headwind, I struggled to make forward progress, leaning hard into the wind, towards the front of the ship. However, the return loop had me leaning backwards in quick step so as to not fall on my face from the force of the wind at my back. After about four loops, I realized my walk was providing great entertainment to an elderly man who was sitting in a sheltered location laughing. Think he was waiting to see if I would get blown overboard.
I think I would have given up after the first loop!Delete
You were very lucky indeed, JayCee! I thought for one awful moment that was you clinging on to that lamp post....ReplyDelete
Almost, but not quite that bad xxxDelete
Glad you made it home safely JayCee ...... it can be very scary. The weather here today is awful ...... rain, rain , rain and very windy. The man doing the lead flashings on the conservatory has gone home as it's lashing it down but, he did get a lot done considering ! XXXXReplyDelete
I hope it doesn't leak! xxxDelete