The Bay at lunch time was a great place to be. We're sheltered enough here for the extremes of the weather to be somewhat softened.
Even so the sea had a certain angry look about it as high tide approached. The car park is a mess, even more than when it was "renewed" in 2007 The sea has deposited a lot of shingle onto the top, but compared to many places we have nothing to complain about.
Sea watching was quite interesting, with loads of Guillemots both flying through and settled on the sea. The odd Gannet came through and there were loads of Kittiwakes and Fulmars zipping around in te windy conditions. One Red-throated Diver was about the only other bird of note.
Here it's quite safe to watch the waves crashing into the sea wall, but I'm always amazed how many people end up losing their lives because they are prepared to takes risks with the sea, despite all the warnings that are given each time a storm arrives. The line between exhilaration and irresponsibility is a fine one, but unfortunately the result can be devastating.
As a cricket fanatic, who has been disappointed by the performance of the English team in Australia one thought did come to my mind.
It's OK to play like a six year old when you're six, but not when you're 33 +. Sam hopefully will learn .............