Tuesday 11th January 2022 - Looking Back and Damage
I have been reading my blogs for the first six weeks of 2021 and basically, weather wise, things are more or less the same – cold and rain pretty well every day, not exactly conducive to being out for long. On the plus side, for both years, this has provided time for me to do some extra things indoors, gradually crossing them off my winter ‘to do’ list. Thankfully we are not in lockdown this year, giving us far more freedom than in 2021. This freedom has to be in part due to the vaccination programme which was starting to roll out early last year. It would appear to have had a positive effect in reducing the number of serious infections with complications, which in turn has eased pressure on the NHS. But we still have a long way to go, I am just keeping my fingers crossed there are no more Covid variants of the type which could affect a hoped for family get together in the summer.
Accessing the beach below the promenade we have noted damage, from the recent high tides and strong offshore winds. Members of staff from the District Council usually check for damage after extreme tides and weather, so no doubt repairs will be effected before too long. In the meantime, it pays to be careful, especially as shown in today’s photo where a step has been split with a good portion swept away and the handrail bent over.