Mother Nature Is Unhappy

Britain has been pummelled over the last few days by severe weather. It has steadily whacked the Southern coast quite badly. One area, a railway in Dawlish, Devon had its ballastย washed away leaving the track looking like an unsteady bridge across a gorge in an Indiana Jones film. You can see the story of that here.

Like a muppet with a camera, I went out and decided to brave the cold and show what the weather was doing to the coastline. I am not overly happy with the way these turned out, but that was because I was being buffeted by the wind. I was also having to avoid the waves coming over the shelter I was standing under. Here are a few shots. I have used Photoshop to brighten them as they were difficult to see.

82 thoughts on “Mother Nature Is Unhappy

  1. Harsh nasty weather everywhere. Mother Nature – needs to calm down.

    And – look at you – like a reporter on the weather scene. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Good God, Alastair! Donโ€™t get too close to the shoreline just to get some photos. That type of weather can be dangerous.

    Remember that great blogger, Alastair Forbes?
    Yea, whatever happened to him?
    He got snatched away by a rogue wave while trying to get some pictures of a lighthouse.
    Thatโ€™s awful! Did he get the shots?
    I donโ€™t know. The camera went with him.
    The fool!

    • ๐Ÿ˜† Don’t worry, I was behind a shelter. I was too worried about damage to my camera ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am not going down there again today. I plan to stick away from the coast now. Well, more than 50 feet as that is how close my house is to the coast

  3. Wow it is so stormy out there. With all that water. I braved – had to -2 hours walking in this wind at night through half London. (that is how it felt) Got 3 blisters on my feet and just want to go to bed. My son had parents evening and becasue of the tubestrike we relied on buses. The way there was ok, but home…. the buses were too full to get on, so we walked together through 3 boroughs and finally reached home at 9 pm . The storm removed street barriers and it was rather hard. the good hting was it was a nice walk with my son, nice conversation, unfortunately through a rough and rather grey area.
    Hope I can walk tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Not a good way back then ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I don’t know what Boris Johnson thinks he is doing.

      Soak your feet in a nice bowl of warm water ๐Ÿ™‚

        • It does. I live on the seafront. Well, not literally on the sea front, that would be weird hehe. I have seen the sea so calm it looks like a sheet of glass, and I have seen it swallow a lighthouse. Watching the tugs being buffeted around makes me wonder about the stomachs of the people on board

  4. I think the whole world is having unusual weather. In Australia the heat won’t go away. It is crazy.
    I think you are crazy for going out and taking photos in those conditions, but hey I am glad you did, loved looking at them. Wild water is pretty incredible.

    • Thank you. I will probably put a few more on tomorrow. I took about 300 photos. About 200 when I went out and then the rest from my balcony. My poor fingers were feeling cold I couldn’t press the button properly. That and I was fed up with keep drying the lens off lol.

      I love wild water. We have more coming so I will probably grab more of them. Want to check tomorrow to see if the river finally gave in and burst like they were expecting it to

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